Lincoln City midfielder Jorge Grant had previously emerged as a potential transfer target for a number of Championship clubs according to TEAMtalk.
The likes of Norwich City, Reading, Nottingham Forest and Swansea City were all believed to be keen on a deal to land the midfielder’s signature heading into the January transfer window.
Grant has made 61 appearances in total for Lincoln, and remains a key player for Michael Appleton’s side this term in League One.
The Imps are currently sat second in the third-tier standings, and will be eager to mount a serious challenge for promotion into the Championship this term.
But they will have been fearing the worst for Grant’s future at the club, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 season.
However, speaking in a recent interview (quotes sourced from Lincolnshire Live), Grant has issued a promising update on his future at Lincoln City, and insisted that he’s very happy at Sincil Bank.
“We’ve got another meeting at the club next week. I’m very happy at the club. There’s interest with me doing well this season.
“There’s family to think about as I’ve now got a little one. Hopefully we can get something sorted, but you never know with contracts. Talks are going well.
“You want to play at the highest level possible, but I’d rather do that here than anywhere else. The club is progressing in the right way and I’d like to stay here. Let’s see what happens. If you’re happy at a place it makes it (the decision) a bit easier.”
Grant and his Lincoln City team-mates are set to return to action in midweek, when they take on struggling Shrewsbury Town.
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This would be a real boost to their chances of promotion if he signed a new deal.
Grant has really impressed me over the years, and strikes me as the sort of player that is more than capable of making the step up to the Championship in the future.
But Lincoln will be hoping that he can make that step whilst with the Imps, and they’re evidently keen to have his future resolved before the January transfer window, which makes complete sense.
This will come as a blow to the likes of Norwich, Swansea, Nottingham Forest and Reading though, as I think he could have added much-needed strength in depth to either of those teams.