Luton Town transfer rumour tracker: Part 2
It is set to be a rather busy summer on the transfer rumour front, only amplified by the fact that Luton Town are Premier League (still feels out of this world to write).
Rumours concerning the Hatters are flying at present, and here, is Oak Road Hatter's latest round-up of what has been reported since the first instalment.
Versatile Swansea City defender Joel Latibeaudiere is the first name to feature on the list, with the 23-year-old enjoying a positive personal campaign with the South Wales club.
As per a report from Football Insider, Luton are considering a move for the Manchester City academy graduate who is set to see his Swansea contract expire at the end of this month.
A centre-back by trade, Latibeaudiere spent the majority of the last campaign at right-back and proved to provide an attacking threat, as well as a solid defensive service.
Admiral Muskwe has shown glimpses of promise during his time with the Hatters, but ultimately, he has struggled to really get going in Town colours.
Struggling on the fringes of things in the Championship, opportunities will likely be harder to come by in the Premier League, and subsequently, a move away from Kenilworth Road would not be too surprising.
Journalist Darren Witcoop revealed during the week that Muskwe is attracting interest from Barnsley, whilst other League One clubs are also keeping tabs on the Zimbabwe international.
Arriving from Leicester City in the summer of 2021, the athletic attacker has appeared 26 times for the Bedfordshire club, contributing two goals and a further assist.
James McArthur has built up a wealth of experience in the Premier League for Crystal Palace over the years, and following his release from the South London club, the Hatters have shown an interest.
As per a report from TEAMtalk, Luton are battling with fellow promoted club Sheffield United for his signature, with both teams eager to add an experienced head on a free transfer.
The Glasgow-born midfielder was restricted to just four league appearances last time out, however, he has managed to amass over 300 Premier League appearances thus far, chipping in with 50 goal contributions during that time.
As well as preparing for the upcoming Premier League campaign, reports suggest that the Hatters have an eye on the longer-term future, with the Belfast News Letter claiming that Luton are set to sign 16-year-old Dungannon Swifts forward Sam Anderson.
Somewhat of an unknown entity at this point, the teenager made his first-team debut for the NIFL Premiership in April.
Anderson also represents Northern Ireland at U17 level, proving to be a regular starter during the last campaign.
Bolstering the goalkeeping department will emerge as a priority this summer, with Ethan Horvath returning to Nottingham Forest and after Harry Isted's release was confirmed.
The Telegraph has revealed that Everton's Asmir Begovic is being considered by Luton's hierarchy, with the 35-year-old set to be a free agent at the end of this month.
Begovic has over 250 games of Premier League experience behind him, keeping 65 clean sheets during stints with Chelsea, Stoke City, Bournemouth and Portsmouth.
As revealed within the same Telegraph report, the Hatters also hold an interest in Bournemouth shot-stopper Mark Travers.
The 24-year-old was a vital part of the Bournemouth team that secured Championship promotion during the 2021/22 season, keeping 20 clean sheets in 45 appearances, however, he was limited to 12 Premier League appearances this time around.
Travers penned down a five-year deal at The Vitality Stadium last summer, meaning Bournemouth would be in a position to demand a relatively high fee if Luton's interest strengthens.
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