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Preston North End register interest in signing defender ahead of 2021/22 campaign

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Preston North End have reportedly spoken to Matthew Olosunde over a potential move to Deepdale, according to the Lancashire Evening Post. 

Olosunde is set to leave Rotherham United this month when his contract with the Yorkshire-based side expires at the New York Stadium.

The defender has been with the Millers since 2019, and has gone on to make 72 appearances in total for them. That includes 33 appearances this term, although Olosunde’s efforts weren’t quite enough, as Rotherham were relegated back into League One after just one season in the second tier.

He’ll become a free-agent this month, and is reportedly a wanted man already, as Preston look to land his signature in the near future.

The Lancashire Evening Post claim that Olosunde is one of two right-backs in talks with Preston, although it remains to be seen as to which target they’ll push ahead with at this stage.

The Lilywhites finished 13th in the Championship in the 2020/21 season, and will be hoping they can challenge higher up the second tier standings heading into the new league campaign, which is set to get under way in August.

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The Verdict: 

I like the sound of this move from a Preston perspective.

Olosunde has experience of playing in the Championship whilst with Rotherham United, and I’m not surprised to hear that he’s set to become a free-agent in the near future.

He’ll be wanting to play his football at the highest possible level, and a move to Preston could present him with the ideal opportunity to do just that.

On a free at the age of 23, this is a deal that could turn out to be an excellent bit of business by the Lilywhites if they can get a deal over the line to land his signature this summer.


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