Swindon Town right back Kyle Knoyle may be poised to join League Two rivals Cambridge United as his current contract looks set to expire.
BBC Radio Wiltshire, via the Swindon Advertiser, suggest the 22-year-old is on the verge of joining Colin Calderwood and the struggling U’s after failing to pen a new deal at the County Ground.
He didn’t meet the deadline set by hardline manager Richie Wellens, which has now thrown his future into doubt. The former West Ham trainee played 48 times for the Robins last season, taking his total appearances to 69 since signing in August 2017.
He now looks unlikely to add to that tally as he weighs up a possible switch to the Abbey Stadium.
Cambridge had a tough season, struggling to lift themselves out of the bottom six. They dismissed Joe Dunne during the season and brought in former Spurs defender Calderwood, who steadied the ship but wasn’t able to get them firing on all cylinders.
Knoyle is a former England Under 18 international who has also enjoyed loan spells with Dundee and Wigan.
This could be a bit of a blow for Swindon. Sure, they don’t want players dragging their heels but isn’t that part of football?
Wellens is a strong character and he’s been very clear about the squad he inherited and where he felt he needed to improve. Knoyle was not one he wanted out though and perhaps a softer approach with regards to negotiations might have yielded better results.]
It would be an impressive capture by Cambridge, that’s for sure.