November 10, 1955
Another Third Division club, desperate for cash, had to sell a star last night…this time little Scunthorpe United pocketed £8,000 for centre-half Dick White, who moves to Liverpool.
“We didn’t want to part,” said Scunthorpe manager Bill Corkhill, “but we need the money and we had promised the lad that if a club came along who would boost his future we wouldn’t stand in his way.”
White, born and bred in Scunthorpe, cost the club nothing. He worked as a joiner for Scunthorpe’s president, Lord Quibell. Liverpool will insist on him making Soccer a full time job.
Sunderland and Preston have long been interested in stylish White. But Liverpool manager Don Welsh and two directors arrived in Scunthorpe last night, took manager Corkhill away from a snooker game, and offered £8,000 – the biggest fee in the club’s history – on the spot.
White plays for Liverpool reserves tomorrow.
(Source: Daily Express: November 11, 1955)