An as-yet-unnamed Championship club are thought to be on the verge of putting a £1.3m bid for three Crawley Town players, as reported by the West Sussex Times.
Crawley struggled in League Two last season, losing manager Harry Kewell to Notts County and eventually finishing outside the bottom four, despite a dangerous late collapse. That hasn’t stopped scouts watching a trio of players and reportedly readying a big bid.
Panutche Camara, David Sesay and Ashley Nathaniel-George are the three individuals in question, all of whom have shown promise in a side that’s has failed to live up to its potential.
Camara is a forward who can operate through the centre or out wide. He bagged just three times last season for the Red Devils and has been there for two years after joining from Dulwich Hamlet.
23-year-old Nathaniel-George is also a wide man, he scored six goals in 30 outings last season. He’s crept up through the non-league scene and has previously played for Potters Bar and Hendon, having spent time during his youth career with Arsenal.
Former Watford youngster David Sesay has been catching the eye this season; he even turned down a call by Kenya to represent them this season as he focussed on his Crawley career. he’s just 20-years-old and joined up in the summer following his release from Vicarage Road.
It was believed West Brom were tracking Sesay in February, but it’s unclear as to whether they’re the side on the hunt for the trio or whether there is now fresh interest.
This is a real turn up for the books. Sesay is a talent, there is little doubt of that. The West Brom interest was thought to be around the £300,000 mark, so to see all three for £1.3m is a bit strange.
Having seen Camara first hand, I’m not surprised he’s being watched. He hasn’t had the best of seasons but there’s potential in him, that’s for sure.
the fee just looks big for me, but in the Championship it’s not a huge outlay, not for the right team.