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These could be the transfer stories that dominate at Plymouth Argyle in June

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Plymouth Argyle boss Steven Schumacher will be keen to put his stance on the Pilgrims’ squad during his first summer transfer window in charge of the League One side.

Although he will be looking to level up his squad to give them the best possible chance of competing in the promotion mix again during the 2022/23 campaign and beyond, filling gaps may need to be his short-term priority.

Ryan Broom, Jordan Garrick, Steven Sessegnon and Romoney Crichlow have all returned to their parent clubs and though some made more of an impact than others, their departures mean there are four new spots to fill.

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Luke McCormick’s retirement and Rhys Shirley’s departure may add another couple of areas for Schumacher to address, though a couple of forwards may already be on the manager’s list following Garrick’s return to Swansea City.

More outgoings could be on the horizon at Home Park though with the Pilgrims perhaps being the victims of their own success last term, with some of their key players likely to be subject of interest from elsewhere.

We take a look at some of these possible incomings and outgoings as we discuss three transfer stories that dominate at Home Park this month.

The Camara saga

Plymouth revealed last month that they had transfer-listed midfielder Panutche Camara following their failure to come to a fresh contract agreement with the Guinea-Bissau international, despite many months of negotiations.

This news perhaps comes as no surprise considering how impressive the 25-year-old has been for the third-tier side, recording five goals and eight assists in 47 competitive appearances during the 2021/22 campaign.

Sheffield Wednesday are one side thought to be keen on luring him away from Home Park – but a move to a third-tier rival has been ruled out and with this – it may be up to a Championship side to lure him away from Devon if he is to move on this summer.

A move to a team abroad may also be a possibility if the midfielder is open to relocating but with the Owls effectively being ruled out of this race and second-tier sides not guaranteed to make a move for him, this could be a saga that drags on through the entire window.

Potential Cooper exit

Recently-relegated outfit Norwich City are weighing up a move for goalkeeper Michael Cooper ahead of the summer window opening next week, according to a report from Football Insider.

But as per Plymouth Live, the third-tier side will only cash in on the 22-year-old for the right price and if they feel the move for the shot-stopper would be a beneficial one for the player.

His contract at Home Park doesn’t expire until the summer of 2024 and that leaves the third-tier outfit with a considerable amount of power at the negotiating table for the coming months, enabling them to maximise his price tag.

It doesn’t sound as though Plymouth will be losing him without a fight either, so the Canaries may not be able to get an agreement sealed for his services early on this summer.

Like Camara, we should be expecting this saga to go on for a while but if they do cash in on the 22-year-old, two goalkeepers may be able to come in and that could be ideal following McCormick’s retirement.

A possible permanent move for Broom

Ryan Broom was a regular for the Pilgrims throughout his loan spell last term, making 48 appearances in all competitions and proving to be a decent threat going forward with four goals and six assists to his name.

In a potential bonus for them, parent club Peterborough United have transfer-listed the 25-year-old and that could provide his former loan side with the opportunity of purchasing him for a cut-price fee.

However, Peterborough boss Grant McCann seems to be open to seeing how he progresses over pre-season and the Barry Fry has even gone as far as saying Plymouth’s interest in making this potential agreement a permanent one has seemingly waned since Schumacher took charge in December.

But if he is available for a reduced fee, this is a deal that could potentially be looked at over the summer if the Pilgrims’ boss changes his mind, though it remains to be seen whether they have the transfer budget to get this deal over the line.

They may need to move quickly to land him though, with other sides likely to be sniffing around the Welshman following a reasonably impressive spell in Devon.


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