Luton boss confirms his interest in Sky Blues defender

New Luton Town manager Graeme Jones has confirmed Coventry City defender Jordan Willis is definitely on his radar.

Willis is out of contract in the summer, and despite being offered a new deal with the Sky Blues, he is keen to test himself at a higher level.

The twenty-four-year-old has come through the ranks at Coventry, playing over two hundred games for the club since making his debut back in the 2010-11 season.

Speaking exclusively to the Luton News, Jones said: ‘He caught my eye, which doesn’t happen very often when I was looking at Luton v Coventry on TV.’

‘Jordan is someone that’s in the mix definitely.’

Jones is likely to face stiff competition for Willis with Derby County, Portsmouth, Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday all linked with the defender in recent weeks.

The Hatters have also been linked with a move for defender Ryan Tafazolli, who has been released by Peterborough United.

When asked to comment on the speculation Jones said that’s all it was at this stage, ‘It’s just speculation for that one so far,’ he confirmed.

Our View

A real statement of intent if Jones persuades Willis to sign at Kenilworth Road over and above more established Championship clubs said to be interested.

He is a top player and will easily make the step back up to Championship level having been a stalwart of the Sky Blues League Two promotion and successful consolidation in League One last season.

He now wants championship football and this summer it looks like he is going to get his wish.

I do have a feeling this one might go right down to the wire with so many clubs chasing him.

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