Luton Town have emerged as one of the four named Championship clubs who are currently interested in a move for Zulte Waregem central defender Cameron Humphreys, as detailed in a report from the Mail Online.
Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest have also been credited with an interest in the Manchester City academy graduate, with the 23-year-old arriving in Belgium in 2019.
Appearing in the league 26 times this season, the young defender has proven to be a regular within Zulte Waregem’s backline, with the Belgian Pro League side looking to avoid relegation to the second tier.
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Is it a good potential move?
It would appear to be smart business from the Hatters, should they secure the signature of the 23-year-old.
With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, he is someone who would arrive on a free, with the Hatters certainly impressing when it comes to their recruitment.
Given his age, and experience accumulated thus far, it would appear that Humphreys is a player who could grow with the ambitions at Luton, with promotion to the Premier League still a possibility.
Possessing excellent central defensive options at the moment, the 23-year-old represents a more youthful option with a high ceiling.
Would he start?
It is difficult to determine whether he would start or not because it is growing increasingly difficult to name Luton’s strongest possible back three.
The likes of Tom Lockyer, Gabe Osho, Reece Burke and Kal Naismith have all impressed so far this season, with Peter Kioso also stepping in and proving to be a more than capable option.
That is before considering club captain Sonny Bradley who has spent a large enough spell on the sidelines this season.
Humphreys does appear that he would be someone who would immediately be pushing for a starting role at Kenilworth Road, should he arrive, but may find things difficult to start with.
What does he bring?
Possessing composure and ability on the ball, he certainly meets the modern-day demands of being a defender.
Humphreys is also a physically imposing defender who is continuing to develop athletically, something that sees him successful when it comes to individual duels.
He has also gained experience in a completely different setting, something that can sometimes bode well for players returning to England.
All in all, Humphreys would bring a lot of desirable attributes to Kenilworth Road, and it would ultimately be about consistency when afforded a first-team opportunity.