Newly promoted Luton Town have already seen one full-back depart for the Premier League this summer and they may be in danger of losing another, as Bournemouth are reportedly showing an interest in Jack Stacey.
Left-back James Justin joined Leicester City last week and, according to the Daily Mail, the Cherries are now showing an interest in the Luton right-back.
The 23-year-old was excellent for the Hatters last season, helping them win League One and seal promotion back to the Championship.
Stacey made 45 appearances in the league, scoring four goals and grabbing eight assists, and was named in the EFL League One Team of the Year.
Such was the quality of the Englishman’s performances on the right-flank that he has also turned the heads of Scottish giants Celtic, who are also thought to be interested in him.
Stacey arrived at Luton on a free transfer from Reading in 2017 and has just one year left on his current deal with the club.
He began his senior career with the Royals but spent time on loan at Barnet, Carlisle United, and Exeter City.
Stacey has played a huge part in the Hatters’ back-to-back promotions over the past two seasons, making over 40 league appearances in both campaigns.
The club will have expected their squad, and Stacey and Justin especially, to receive the attention of some big teams but losing both full-backs ahead of their first season back in the Championship would be a huge blow.
Stacey’s contract situation means that Luton have a difficult decision to make over his future, given that currently, he could walk away next summer on a free transfer.
Luton’s season opener against Middlesbrough is just 29 days away, so manager Graeme Jones will not want this transfer saga to drag on and impact their preparations for that.