Plymouth Argyle are closing in on the signing of Peterborough United winger George Cooper on a permanent deal, according to Football Insider.
The 22-year-old is currently out of favour at London Road and has not featured at all for the Posh this season.
According to Football Insider, Plymouth have already agreed a deal to sign Cooper after fending off compeittion from several lower league clubs and the player has already completed his medical at the League Two club.
Cooper joined Peterborough from Crewe Alexandra in January 2018 and has scored five goals in 42 appearances for the League One club, although the majority of his appearances have come as a substitute.
Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson does not regard Cooper as part of his plans for the coming season and is prepared to allow the player to leave.
Plymouth manager Ryan Lowe is keen to strengthen his attacking options before the transfer deadline, as he looks to build a team that can challenge for promotion from League Two this season.
Cooper is currently behind the likes of Marcus Maddison and Siriki Dembele at Peterborough, so it’s difficult to see him getting much of a chance in the first team at London Road this season.
He hasn’t been included in the matchday squad so far this season and doesn’t appear to be in Ferguson’s plans, so it would make sense for him to leave the club.
It will allow the club to trim their wage bill slightly and it will hopefully allow the player to experience regular first-team football once again.
He’s still a good player though and he’s more than capable of making an impact in League Two.
He’s already got plenty of experience in the fourth tier from his time at Crewe, so he should be able to make an impact for Plymouth straight away and he could turn out to be a great signing.