June 13, 2024

Newly promoted duo Sheffield United and Luton Town are keen on signing an experienced Premier League midfielder, TEAMtalk understands.

James McArthur is the player in question, having left Crystal Palace after nine years at Selhurst Park following the end of the current campaign.

The 35-year-old Scottish ace is now considering his options, and he could now continue his career in the top-flight with both Town and United believed to be looking for more top-flight experience.

McArthur has scored 43 goals in 601 career appearances and was also capped 29 times by Scotland.

The Blades are back in the Premier League, having been relegated back in 2020/21.

Paul Heckingbottom has already begun to implement changes to his squad, with club legend Billy Sharp being released.

Jack O’Connell and Enda Stevens have also been allowed to move on, while the club have exercised the options on contracts for Oliver Norwood, Oliver McBurnie, Wes Foderingham and Ismaila Coulibaly.

As for Luton, they are will be back in the top flight for the first time since 1991 and have never featured in the current Premier League format.

The Hatters won promotion after beating Coventry City in the Championship play-off final.

 

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Barnsley keen on move for Luton Town striker, reporter claims

Barnsley are keen on signing Luton Town striker Admiral Muskwe, reports Darren Witcoop.

Barnsley are interested in landing the attacker this summer as they prepare for another season in League One under Michael Duff.

The Tykes were beaten in the play-off final by Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley and will be hoping to mount another promotion push next term.

Muskwe, who is 24-years-old, is ‘set’ for another loan exit this summer according to the Sunday Mirror reporter Witcoop (see tweet below).

Barnsley transfer target emerges

Barnsley could see Muskwe as someone to give them more competition and depth up front next term. They also have a vacancy to fill up top following Slobodan Tedić’s return to parent club Manchester City.

Luton won’t need the Zimbabwe international in the Premier League after their promotion from the Championship and have a whole host of options ahead of him in the pecking order such as Carlton Morris, Elijah Adebayo and Cauley Woodrow.

Muskwe was loaned out to third tier side Fleetwood Town in the last campaign to get some experience under his belt. He went on to make 12 appearances for the Cod Army in all competitions and found the net three times.

He made the switch to Kenilworth Road back in 2021 but has found opportunities hard to come by so far in Bedfordshire. Prior to joining the Hatters, the attacker rose up through the academy ranks at Leicester City but never played for the Foxes’ senior team.

Instead, he was allowed to leave the King Power Stadium on loan for spells at Swindon Town and Wycombe Wanderers in the Football League before heading out the exit door on a permanent basis.

 

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