Cambridge United are leading the hunt for Swindon Town right back Kyle Knoyle as his current contract looks set to expire.
As we covered yesterday, reports suggest the 22-year-old is on the verge of joining Cambridge United after failing to pen a new deal with Richie Wellens’s side.
He didn’t meet the deadline set by the former Doncaster man and that’s opened up the possibility he could be leaving the club.
The former West Ham trainee played 48 times for the Robins last season, taking his total appearances to 69 since signing in August 2017, but it’s now highly unlikely he’ll be adding to that tally.
The news has seemingly split Swindon fans, with some believing a player who doesn’t want to be at the club is no loss. There’s another train of thought that a talented full back such as Knoyle should be staying with the club and that any move would be a big blow to Swindon, not only in playing terms but also given the level of the side he’s moving too.
The debate is raging on Twitter and we’ve brought the best of it to you below.
If that’s the limit of his ambition they can have him. https://t.co/8SxrlVeiih
— Danny Dill (@DaddyDannyDill) May 22, 2019
Why would he go there best right back in the leauge
— Daniel Bowen (@danielbowen28) May 23, 2019
Knoyle wanting to leave Swindon to better himself, I get. Knoyle leaving Swindon to go to Cambridge I don’t. Like he’s actively choosing to be in a relegation fight to save his league status. Odd??♂️ #STFC
— Ben Nicholls (@pieman80) May 22, 2019
Anything on Kyle Knoyle and Cambridge, couldn’t think of a worse career move personally? ?
— Christopher Reade (@Christo48289718) May 22, 2019
Not that bothered about knoyle as his assist rate for a wing back is terrible but if losing players to cambridge doesnt tell you about where our clubs at then nothing will #STFC
— Neil Dixon (@dickostfc) May 22, 2019
We won't be "losing him" to Cambridge. If he chooses to go, it's indicative of calibre of player Wellens thinks he is & if can't do better than 21st in the EFL, then he should go. We have no way of knowing we were desperate to keep him & have been outbid/ are less attractive
— Terry Pierce (@telpierce) May 22, 2019
Sometimes you can only read between the lines. PB in his tenure said we lost players to Exeter and Forest Green and now we could be losing players to Cambridge. Very sad state of affairs I'm not botherd about losing Knoyle or Conroy either.
— steve jones (@Dykiejones) May 22, 2019