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Preston North End stance on player becomes clearer amidst transfer interest

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Preston North End are said to be open to the idea of letting Josh Harrop leave the club this summer, as per a recent report by the Lancashire Evening Post.

The 25-year-old former Manchester United man has just returned to Deepdale from a loan spell with Ipswich Town and could well be set for a permanent departure over the next few months.

There is said to be interest in the midfielder’s services from sides in Sky Bet League One, however the report goes on to state that Ipswich are not one of them.

Harrop was only afforded eight first team appearances by North End last term before heading out on loan in January to Portman Road and it appears that he is one name that Frankie McAvoy would be willing to offload.

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The attacking midfield player currently has two years remaining on his contract with the Lancashire outfit and would be available for a set fee as the Lilywhites look to recoup at least a portion of the £600,000 fee that they paid for him back in 2017.

The Verdict 

Harrop has seen himself fall way out of favour at Deepdale over the past season or so and as a result, a move away this summer could do him the world of good.

He needs to be starting regularly at this stage of his career and if Preston can’t offer him that, he is better off heading elsewhere for the sake of his career.

His position is also something which needs determining as he has found himself used in more of a wide role as opposed to playing as a number ten.

Moving to a club that starts him in his best position and guarantees him regular first team minutes will be crucial and with Preston appearing open to selling, a deal would surely be best for all parties involved this summer.


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