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Luton Town set to win race to secure agreement for free agent midfielder

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Luton Town are set to complete the signing of midfielder Elliot Thorpe, a report from Wales Online has revealed.

Thorpe is currently a free agent after leaving Tottenham at the end of last season, following the expiry of his contract with the North London club.

The midfielder was reportedly close to signing for German side Hoffenheim over the summer, only for a deal to apparently fall through due to a disagreement with Tottenham over compensation.

Premier League duo Leicester and Brentford were also linked with a move for the 20-year-old over the course of the summer.

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Now though, it appears that Thorpe is set to land himself a new club, with a move to the Championship.

According to this latest update, the midfielder is set to complete a move to Luton Town, who are said to have beaten out Championship rivals Cardiff and Bristol City to win the race for his signature.

It is also claimed that another Premier League side, Burnley, made a bid to secure the services of the 20-year-old.

However, it is thought that Luton all hopeful of completing the signing of Thorpe imminently, after manager Nathan Jones convinced the midfielder, that Kenilworth Road is the right place for him to continue his development.

Having come through the academy setup at Tottenham, Thorpe has yet to make a single senior appearance for any club.

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The Verdict

This looks as though it could be a very good deal for Luton to get done.

Admittedly, Thorpe is rather inexperienced at senior level, so their would be a bit of a risk if they were to throw him straight into first-team action once he arrives at Kenilworth Road.

However, with the options they have in midfield, there ought to be little pressure on Luton to do that, giving Thorpe plenty of time to adapt to his new environment.

Indeed, the interest there is in Thorpe both highlights the potential that the midfielder possesses, and makes this something of a coup for Luton, so you feel the Hatters can be rather pleased with the work they have done here.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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