Luton Town have reportedly registered interest in 21 year old Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer, as detailed in a Twitter update from Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas, but they face a fight against Sheffield United to secure his services. The Hatters are trying to sign Archer on loan, whereas Sheffield United are more likely to sign him permanently.
The striker has starred for the England U21s this summer, scoring twice. He was on loan at Middlesbrough last season, where he formed a strong partnership with Chuba Akpom. Archer finished last season on an impressive 11 goals in 20 games. He is behind Ollie Watkins in the Aston Villa squad, so Villa could be willing to allow Archer to leave in search of game-time.
Villa are open to letting the 21-year-old go and Archer would like to join another Premier League club.
Luton are understood to have been trying for a loan but Villa would consider selling him, so a move has not progressed so far.
Sheffield United have Archer among a number of striker options as they look to replace Iliman Ndiaye. A host of Championship clubs would love to sign Archer, who scored 11 goals on loan at Middlesbrough last season.
How would Cameron Archer fit in at Luton Town?
A player of Archer's quality would surely demand a starting position. With Morris's form last season and his impressive performance against Brighton, he is also guaranteed to start, so the two of them could form a partnership.
The number of strikers Luton have available means that at least one would have to make way should Archer join, most likely McAtee out on loan. Archer is smaller than a lot of Luton's forwards, but he possesses great pace and dribbling ability. We would have to play balls to his feet more, and utilise his pace to run in behind.
By Samuel Roy