Shrewsbury Town have made a bid for Northampton Town defender Aaron Pierre according to a report on HITC Sport.
The report is suggesting sources close to the club have revealed Salop have made a bid in an attempt to head off interest from a host Championship and other League One clubs.
Pierre is entering the final year of his Northampton contract having signed from Wycombe Wanderers on a three year deal in the summer of 2017.
The twenty-six-year-old has been a rock at the heart of the Cobblers’ defence this season, making forty-five appearances. He has also proved himself proficient at the top end of the pitch, chipping in with an impressive eight goals. A firm fans favourite at Sixfields, Pierre capped an outstanding campaign by scooping the player of the season award.
His performances have attracted the attention of clubs higher up the pyramid and the resolve of Northampton to keep one of the undoubted stars of their disappointing campaign will surely be tested.
According to the report, the Grenada International is the top summer target of Salop as they look to shore up their defence and improve on a campaign that saw them struggling in the bottom half of League One for most of the year.
Pierre is one of the best players in League Two, and the Cobblers will struggle to hang on to him.
He is one of those defenders who at times makes it all look effortless, I’ve always been impressed whenever I have seen him.
If the report is accurate, Shrewsbury have moved quickly to get their man, but I can’t help feeling Pierre is good enough for the Championship or a top of the table League One club.
If they convince him to sign they have got an outstanding player on their hands.