Championship sides Huddersfield Town and Preston North End are plotting to lure Bristol Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris away from the Memorial Ground in January as reported by Football Insider
Harris has produced several outstanding displays for the Gas since arriving from Coventry City, scoring seventeen league goals in twenty-five outings and playing a prominent role in Rovers securing their League One status last season.
According to reporter Pete O’Rourke, the powerful striker’s form has alerted several Championship clubs looking to bolster their attacking options with a source at the Terriers revealing new boss Danny Cowley has put a new hitman at the top of his January shopping list.
The report also claims Preston are keen admirers of Clarke-Harris and are monitoring his situation ahead of the transfer window opening early in the new year.
Bristol Rovers are reluctant to lose their star man and recently opened negotiations on a new contract in a bid to reward him for his efforts by making him the highest-paid player at the club and further protect their prize asset.
The twenty-five-year-old signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Gas in January 2019.
He’s started where he left off last season, scoring seven goals in ten starts across all competitions so far this campaign.
The striker’s incredible form in an average Rovers side is bound to attract interest and Preston’s policy of signing emerging talent from the lower leagues and Huddersfield’s current malaise make them both strong possible candidates for his signature.
However, there appears no real basis other than intuition for the story and Rovers fans should rest easy at the moment, especially if Clarke-Harris signs a new deal with a hefty sell-on clause.
O’Rourke is usually quite reliable, but we are not confident this story will come to anything come January.