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3 knock-on effects at Luton Town if Hatters complete seven-figure Carlton Morris signing

Luton Town are reportedly closing in on a move for Barnsley striker Carlton Morris, as per a Twitter update from Mike McGrath of The Daily Telegraph.


The Tykes forward, who proved to be a bright spark for the Tykes in a rather dim campaign, netted seven times and provided a further three assists in 28 league games last time out.


The Tweet attaches a £2 million fee to this proposed move, so if the Hatters do push forward in their reported pursuit, then it is likely to break the club's transfer record.


Here, are three possible knock-on effects that Morris' potential arrival at Luton could have.


Cauley Woodrow as a number 10


Already paying an undisclosed fee for Morris' former teammate Cauley Woodrow, a seven-figure sum could help land the Hatters the exciting 26-year-old.


Should he arrive, then the Bedfordshire club would have Morris, Woodrow, Elijah Adebayo, Harry Cornick and Cameron Jerome as senior forward options.


This could pave the way for Woodrow to be deployed slightly deeper in a number 10 position - the role Luton fans saw him occupy in a pre-season friendly against Hitchin Town last Friday.


Woodrow's creative abilities and link-up play would also justify him being deployed as an attacking midfielder, although competition levels will also be high in that position, following the arrivals of Louie Watson and Luke Freeman.


Admiral Muskwe to head out on loan


As mentioned above, the attacking options that Nathan Jones already has available to him, and when combined with the potential arrival of Morris, then Admiral Muskwe would likely find it difficult to pave his way to regular inclusion next season.


A player who has shown his ability in glimpses, perhaps a loan move away would help the young forward rediscover confidence.


A League One temporary move might be the ideal next step for the young striker, who can also play as a number 1o, and as mentioned previously, these are two positions where the competition levels are at a very high level.


Jack Rudoni pursuit to end?


Perhaps Luke Freeman's arrival may have signalled the end of Luton's pursuit of Jack Rudoni, however, if the Hatters are able to secure a £2 million move for Morris, then it is unlikely that they will be able to afford the Wimbledon talent.


An exciting player, who has resale value, Rudoni is still someone that the Hatters may continue to monitor.


However, with a whole host of Championship clubs after his signature, it will be no surprise if this is one that the club misses out on.



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