Marvin Johnson ends speculation, signs Motherwell contract extension until 2018

Elland Road pitchside

Motherwell star Marvin Johnson has signed a new contract with the club.

Motherwell have confirmed on their official website that winger Marvin Johnson has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

Johnson, 24, only joined Motherwell from Kidderminster in January, but his impressive displays for Motherwell attracted plenty of interest.

HITC Sport understood that, earlier this summer, Celtic, Rangers and even Leeds United were among the clubs who had been impressed with Johnson's displays, and were considering making a move to land the Birmingham-born wide man.

However, Johnson has now ended any speculation over his future by signing a new and improve three-year contract to stay at Fir Park until 2018.

It's unclear whether Motherwell rejected any approaches from Celtic, Rangers or Leeds this summer, but they now have the security of knowing Johnson is their's for some time yet.

Non-league gems

We're all now aware of the rise from Jamie Vardy and Charlie Austin from non-league to the Premier League, and there are still gems to be found outside of England's Football League.

Johnson was playing with Kidderminster for the first half of last season, but his impressive performances both there and for Motherwell have triggered other interest.

His success in Scotland should bow show Celtic, Rangers, Leeds and other clubs that non-league football is certainly worth analysing as they look for new signings this summer.

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