Exiled Queens Park Rangers right back Todd Kane is subject to interest from Stoke City and Coventry City, according to Football Insider.
Kane has been left out of the first team picture by Rangers manager Mark Warburton this season, the 27-year-old does not have a squad number and the addition of Moses Odubajo in his position looks to have spelt the end for him at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
With Kane clearly surplus to requirements, Michael O’Neill and Mark Robins would like to bring him in to add competitions for places. First choice right backs Fankaty Dabo and Tommy Smith would take some displacing, despite both teams currently deploying a back three system, but the Chelsea academy graduate’s 148 Championship appearances mean he would provide appropriate experience and depth to the squads.
The expectations of the club will be very different should Kane choose between these two, with Stoke having their sights set on a top six push while the Sky Blues will be content with another season of consolidation in the second tier.
Kane also played as a right sided midfielder 12 times last term, suggesting he would be comfortable in a wing back role and overall enhancing his value to new suitors.
The 27-year-old would be a solid addition for either side, especially Mark Robins’ men who as mentioned do not have the lofty ambitions of Stoke this season and also could do with a man boasting 148 second tier outings in their squad.
It has been an impressive opening trio of matches for both sides, the Potters are one place behind Kane’s parent club level on seven points with Coventry just behind on six.
There could be a lot of deals similar to this in the final fortnight of the transfer window, with each move having a knock-on effect at a club leading to more moves taking place.
Coventry may be a better fit for Kane, with O’Neill’s men boasting greater squad depth.