Rotherham United attacker Joshua Kayode is closing in on a move to League Two side Carlisle United, a report from Football Insider has claimed.
Kayode has made just three appearances for Rotherham – all of which have come in the EFL Trophy – since graduating from the club’s academy in 2017, and spent the first half of this season on loan with National League North side Gateshead United.
The 19-year-old certainly made an impact for the Tynesiders during his time with the non-league club, scoring nine goals and providing four assists in that time, something which appears to have caught the attention of several sides within the Football League.
According to the latest reports, a number of League Two sides have enquired about the availability of the 19-year-old, but it is Carlisle who are leading the race to secure Kayode’s signature on a temporary basis until the end of the season.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Kayode has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal at the New York Stadium, securing his future with the Millers until the end of the 2021/22 season.
It has been a challenging season for Carlisle so far, with the Cumbrians 21st in the League Two standings, six points clear of bottom club Stevenage.
This could be a useful signing for Carlisle.
In comparison to the play-off push they mounted last season, they are currently looking over their shoulders at the wrong end of the table, and that is something they will want to change sooner rather than later.
That eye for goal that Kayode has shown during his time at Gateshead suggests he could help them to do that, and with Rotherham’s position at the top of League One meaning he is unlikely to force his way into Paul Warne’s side anytime soon, this move elsewhere in order to secure first-team football could suit the player himself as well.