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Luton Town Transfer Tracker - January 2024

[Last Updated 28/01/24]


Welcome to Oak Road Hatters' Winter Transfer Tracker! Here, we'll keep you in the loop with the latest updates on transfer rumours and their reliability throughout the winter transfer window. Stay tuned for real-time updates as we navigate the exciting world of Luton's transfers.


Source Rankings:

Tier 1 (Highest Quality Sources)

Tier 2 (Good Source )

Tier 3 (Average reliability)

Tier 4 (Indirect sources, low reliability)



Daiki Hashioka (24) - Sint-Truiden defender


Luton are in talks over a permanent deal to sign Japan international Daiki Hashioka ahead of this week’s January transfer deadline. The 24yr-old has been playing at Sint-Truiden in the Belgium Pro League for three years. Deal to be worth approx €2million.


  • Source - Mike McGrath (Tier 2)



Ben Sheaf (25) - Coventry midfielder


Luton Town are reportedly considering a move for Coventry City midfielder Ben Sheaf. It is understood that Town scouts have made regular checks on the 25 y/o.


  • Source - TEAMtalk (Tier 4)



Nelson Abbey (20) - Reading defender


Luton have shown interest in deals for Reading pair Nelson Abbey and Tom Holmes making a January switch to Kenilworth Road. England U20 international Abbey, 20, has been captain of his League One club. Possibility of a loan back for 1 player


  • Source - Mike McGrath (Tier 2)


Nelson Abbey is set to leave Reading to join Olympiakos, I am told


  • Source - Will Unwin (Tier 2)



Tom Holmes (23) - Reading defender


Luton have shown interest in deals for Reading pair Nelson Abbey and Tom Holmes making a January switch to Kenilworth Road. England U20 international Abbey, 20, has been captain of his League One club. Possibility of a loan back for 1 player


  • Source - Mike McGrath (Tier 2)


The Hatters have made their first signing of the January transfer window with the acquisition of Tom Holmes for an undisclosed fee from League One side Reading, who will retain the defender’s services on loan for the remainder of this season.


  • Source - Luton Town Football Club (Official)



Oscar Zambrano (19) - LDU Quito / Ecuadorian U20 midfielder


Luton Town have agreed a fee of £5.5m. Zambrano himself wants 15% of the fee, but LDU Quito want him to waive that. According to Nixon, Luton have brought in an agency to get negotiations over this issue.


  • Source - Alan Nixon (Tier 1)


8 MILLION ($) FOR ZAMBRANO - Negotiations are well advanced for Óscar Zambrano to join Luton Town.


  • Source - El Canal del Fútbol (Being a foreign news source it is difficult to gauge the reliability, likely a Tier 3 source)


Luton boss Rob Edwards has denied once more that Hatters have made a bid for young Ecuadorian midfielder Oscar Zambrano during the current January transfer window.


  • Source - Rob Edwards via Luton Today (Official)


Óscar Zambrano will have the choice between two PL clubs, but the deal will be finalised this week. It’s unclear as to who exactly these two clubs are.


  • Source - oportillasports (Being a foreign news source it is difficult to gauge the reliability, likely a Tier 2 source)



Matt O’Riley (23) -  Celtic / Denmark midfielder


Luton Town hold interest in the Hounslow-born 23 y/o. He represents Denmark on the international stage and the Hatters are reportedly long-term admirers, although Inter Milan are also keen.


  • Source - Sky Sports (Tier 4)



Japhet Tanganga (24) - Tottenham defender


The reported summer transfer target is a player that is still under consideration at Luton Town. Currently on loan at Bundesliga outfit Augsburg, he is yet to feature for the German club because of a knee injury with Spurs now weighing up his future.


  • Source - Mail Sport (Tier 4)




Internal Players:


Ryan Giles (23)


Hull City are leading Leeds United and Cardiff City in the charge for Luton Town defender Ryan Giles this month. Luton are reluctant to let Giles leave as Edwards does not want to weaken his squad amid the battle against relegation. Although, his departure could free up space and money for new additions for the Hatters.


  • Source - TEAMtalk (Tier 4)


Hull City are strengthening their interest in Luton Town wing-back Ryan Giles. The Tigers are reportedly preparing a loan move with an obligation to buy at £4.25m.


  • Source - Mail Sport (Tier 4)


We’ve had an interesting offer from a club, the ball is in the player’s court at the moment as well, so I don't want to go into it too much.”


  • Source - Rob Edwards (Official)


Allan Campbell (25)


Luton Town looking into potential destinations for Allan Campbell. 25 yo midfielder's season-long loan at #Milwall could be cut short if another temporary move can be sorted. Unlikely to be movement until Millwall strengthen themselves. #LTFC


  • Source - Dan Marsh (Tier 3)



John McAtee (24) - On loan at Barnsley


Sunderland are now battling interest from Cardiff City and Ipswich Town over the loan transfer of the talented Luton Town attacker John McAtee, HITC Football understands.


  • Source - HITC (Tier 4)



Gabriel Osho (25)


Sources say Osho, 25, is now being tracked by the likes of Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.


  • Source - DeanJonesSoccer (Tier 4)



Joe Taylor (21) - Recalled from loan at Colchester


The U’s were desperate to keep Joe Taylor but there was League One interest from four clubs and Luton Town have reportedly made the decision to take him back. It seems like Joe will be stepping up a level after scoring 12 goals in 26 matches for a struggling Colchester side.


  • Source - Neil Kelly (Tier 1 for Colchester)


Bolton Wanderers, Oxford United, Lincoln City and Wycombe Wanderers are among a host of League One clubs interested in signing Luton Town striker Joe Taylor on loan this month.


  • Source - Pete O'Rourke (Tier 3)


There has been one or two other people enquiring about him, which again is understandable, but we’ll do what we feel is the right thing for him.


  • Source - Rob Edwards via Luton Today (Official)


Has been recalled and returned from his spell at Colchester United.


Hatters striker Joe Taylor has joined League One side Lincoln City on loan until the rest of the season. (09/01/2023)


  • Source - Luton Town Football Club (Official)



Louie Watson (22) - On loan at Charlton


Luton Town are looking into recalling Louie Watson from his loan at Charlton Athletic. Its understood that the Hatters could cut short his stay due to his lack of game time recently.


  • Source - Richard Cawley (Tier 1 for Charlton)



Andros Townsend (32)


Andros Townsend signed a two-and-a-half year contract, until June 2026.


  • Source - Andros Townsend (Official)



Teden Mengi (21)


Premier League rivals Fulham and Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on the Luton Town defender.


  • Source - Fabrizio Romano (Tier 2)


Teden Mengi has caught the attention of Fulham's recruitment staff, but prying him away from Luton may prove challenging. The Hatters are reportedly hesitant to part ways with Mengi unless they secure an immediate replacement for the England U21 International.


  • Source - Steve Kay (Tier 2)



Elliot Thorpe (23), Aribim Pepple (21), Fred Onyedinma (27), Dion Pereira (24) - Recalled


A back injury sadly meant midfielder Thorpe was restricted to just two appearances with League One Shrewsbury Town, while forward Pepple appeared six times for Bromley in the National League.


Hatters winger Fred Onyedinma has returned to Kenilworth Road following his loan spell at Championship club Rotherham United. The 27-year-old joined the Millers in the summer and made 19 appearances in all competitions, finding the net twice in Rotherham colours in Sky Bet Championship


  • Source - Luton Town Football Club (Official)


Dion Pereira has returned to Luton Town from his loan spell at Sutton. The 24-year-old winger made seventeen appearances during his spell with us, starting seven games, and scored two goals, both of which came in the FA Cup


  • Source - Sutton United Football Club (Official)

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