League Two side Port Vale have been linked with a swoop for Hull City defender Lewis Ritson, who is also interesting several other League Two clubs.
Vale are the first side to be named as interested in the highly-rated Tigers youngster, who could potentially leave on loan in January.
The 20-year-old has so far featured for their Under 23 side, but looks ready for senior football, which could come from a move to League Two.
Ritson joined the Tigers as a 16-year old and is also thought to be interesting struggling Notts County.
However, links with League One side Scunthorpe United are thought to be wide of the mark, with the Tigers unsure he’d get sufficient game time in the third tier.
Neil Aspin is believed to have been tracking Ritson since the start of the season, watching him several times for the Tigers Under 23 squad.
It’s interesting to see the transfer furore starting in earnest! Ritson isn’t interesting Scunthorpe, not according to our sources, but he is likely to make a League Two move in the window.
Port Vale will hope to land his services, but Notts county is a relatively short drive from hull and may be the favoured destination, although recent upheaval there may make them second favourites.