Ex-Luton Town star tipped for £10m move, Norwich City swoop for starlet striker

Luton Town are in for a busy summer, as they look to hold on to existing key players and invest in some new talent to continue the club's impressive progression in the Championship next season.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 10:47 am
Championship transfer news

Adrian Forbes, the Hatters' professional player development manager, has been discussing the future of 20-year-old ace Josh Neufville who spent the second half of last season on loan with Yeovil where he impressed by scoring five goals over the course of his time there.

Forbes revealed: “It’s one of those situations with Josh where if he’d stayed with me with the U21s, he’d have developed, but he wouldn’t have got the experience and education he’s had this season at Yeovil.

“To go and play National League football, week in week out, and do as well as he’s done, you know he can do that now. We know the answer, and it’s been really pleasing to see the impact he’s had on that Yeovil team.

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Bristol City are said to be lining up a move for Oxford United defender Robert Atkinson. The 22-year-old could move on this summer, after his side crashed out of the League One play-off semi finals last weekend. (Football League World)

“Josh has the two things that no-one can coach – power and pace – and he’s taken that from academy, development football playing against lads his own age, into a men’s league where points and livelihoods are at stake.

“So although his time there had ended prematurely (with an injury), and in a sad way, in the long run he’ll have gained so much from his time down at Yeovil.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Luton Town and the rest of the Championship, as the reaction to last season and the build-up to summer transfer window continues:

Blackburn Rovers have tied down defender Scott Wharton to another three years at the club, with an option to extend the deal by a further year. The 23-year-old saw his 2020/21 ended early with an Achilles injury suffered against Brentford. (BBC Sport)
Barnsley's hopes of signing Wigan Athletic's Kyle Joseph this summer have taken a blow, with Newcastle United now looking to close in on a move for the teenage defender. The Tykes had a bid for him turned down back in January. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal have been named as the strong 2/1 favourites to sign Norwich City sensation Emi Buendia this summer. The £40m-rated star has also been linked with Aston Villa and Leeds United, after a stellar 2020/21 season at Carrow Road. (SkyBet)
Bournemouth have been tipped to part company with manager Jonathan Woodgate, following the club's exit from the play-offs at the semi-final stage. The ex-Middlesbrough boss signed a short-term deal that expires at the end of this season. (Football Insider)
Brentford supporters groups are rallying to have their capacity of their play-off against Swansea at final at Wembley boosted, as it currently sits at just 10,000. The FA Cup final saw over double the crowd expected for the Bees' big game. (BBC Sport)
Sheffield Wednesday's hopes of signing Doncaster Rovers full-back Reece James look to have been a dealt a blow, with his manager claim he's "very hopeful" of keeping the player. James began his career on the books at Man Utd. (Doncaster Free Press)
Cardiff City are rumoured to be plotting a raid for Derby County striker Martyn Waghorn. The ex-Rangers and Millwall striker was prolific under Bluebirds boss Mick McCarthy during their time at Ipswich, where he scored 16 league goals in one season. (Football Insider)
Ex-Luton Town and current Bournemouth loan star Cameron Carter-Vickers looks set to finally leave Spurs on a permanent deal this summer, with his club looking for a £10m fee. Newcastle United and the Cherries are both said to be keen. (Bournemouth Echo)
Norwich City are said to be edging closer to capturing Werder Bremen striker Eren Dinkci. The 19-year-old has enjoyed his breakthrough season in the Bundesliga this year, and has been tipped as a future star. (Eastern Daily Press)