Luton Town transfer tracker: Calm before the storm
As the summer transfer window nears its official opening, Luton Town transfer rumours are starting to surface more frequently.
So far, there have been no deals in place for any new arrivals, but looking on the flip side, Kal Naismith has departed for Bristol City, whilst we have learned that Elliot Lee will be leaving upon the expiry of his contract at the end of this month.
Just ahead of Friday’s official opening, we take a look at the latest transfer rumours involving Luton Town…
Matt Macey (potential in)
I think it is widely agreed that the goalkeeping department is the priority this summer, with a Patreon from journalist Alan Nixon linking us with a move for Hibernian goalkeeper Matt Macey.
Spending the second half of the 2016/17 campaign with us, back in League 2, the then Arsenal loanee conceded 14 goals in 13 appearances.
A further report from The Edinburgh News has revealed that a deal for the 27-year-old could be completed as early as later this week.
The initial Patreon report stated that we are set to battle with St Johnstone for his signature.
Antonios Papadopoulos (potential in)
A surprising link emerged last Friday, as we were credited with an interest in Borussia Dortmund defender Antonios Papadopoulos, according to German publication Bild.
The report stated that we were battling with Preston North End for a seven-figure move for the 22-year-old.
Papadopoulos, who predominantly featured for Borussia Dortmund II in Germany’s third tier last season, also featured twice in the league at first-team level for the German giants.
A central defender by trade, the 22-year-old also featured as a holding midfielder during the 21/22 campaign.
Since that initial link, Preston North End company director Peter Risdale has confirmed that they are not in the running for Papadopoulos.
Robert Snodgrass (future assessed)
Last month’s retained list showed that Robert Snodgrass had been offered a fresh deal to remain at Kenilworth Road.
With there being complete uncertainty as to whether or not he will sign fresh terms, he recently went on air with talkSPORT, stating that there are "options."
The 34-year-old made a real positive impact at the club after signing a short-term deal back at the end of February.
Displaying pinpoint delivery, intelligence that comes with experience and a gritty side to his game, he certainly impressed and would be a big boost for the new campaign.
James Bree (potential out)
James Bree has emerged on the radar at West Brom, as per a report from the Express & Star.
The report does claim that Bree is a free agent this summer, however, his exclusion from our retained lists suggests that he at least has another year left on his current deal.
Progressing to emerge as one of our most important players last season, losing Bree would be a real loss.
Consistently delivering with quality, both from dead-ball scenarios and when getting down the byline, he has proven to be a strong attacking weapon, whilst he has defensively continued to impress.
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