Luton Town remain interested in a deal for Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson, a report from The Chronicle has revealed.
A graduate of Newcastle’s academy, Anderson made his first senior appearances for the Magpies last season, when he featured in their league and FA Cup matches with Arsenal back in January.
It was also reported that Luton were interested in taking the 18-year-old on loan during the January transfer window, but that their attempts to bring Anderson to Kenilworth Road on a temporary basis were knocked back by Newcastle.
Now however, it seems as though that interest in the midfielder has not gone away as we head into the summer window.
According to this latest update, Luton remain keen on a deal for Anderson, just as they were back at the turn of the year, raising the prospect of a new approach as we near the return of the transfer market.
As things stand, there are still three years remaining on Anderson’s current contract with Newcastle, securing his future at St James’ Park until the end of the 2023/24 season.
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Having only avoided relegation from the Championship on the final day if the 2019/20 season, Luton enjoyed a more comfortable campaign last time around, eventually finishing 12th in the second-tier standings.
I do think that this would be a good signing for Luton if they are able to get it done.
Anderson is certainly a promising young player, and one who you feel could impress in the Championship if given the chance.
Indeed, you do feel as though Newcastle ought to be open to giving him the opportunity to do just that, given he may struggle to get much regular game time at St James’ Park next season.
Add to that the fact that Luton could be a useful club for him to move to – as evidenced by the progress Leicester’s Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall made at Kenilworth Road last season – it does seem as though this deal, is one that would have a good chance of being a productive one for all concerned.