Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City are amongst several clubs interested in Scunthorpe United striker Olufela Olomola as reported by Football Insider.
The twenty-two-year-old is currently on loan at Carlisle United where he’s impressed in a struggling side, scoring six goals in twenty appearances across all competitions.
The reporter for Football Insider, Pete O’Rourke, claims Tranmere Rovers and MK Dons are also eyeing a move for the forward when the transfer market reopens in January.
O’Rourke reports that a source at the Iron has revealed they may look to recall Olonola from his season-long loan in the new year and with eighteen months left on his contract, they may sell him if they receive a suitable bid for his signature.
The England under-19 international joined Scunthorpe in the summer of 2018 on a free transfer after leaving Southampton. However, he’s failed to establish himself at Glanford Park, making just six appearances for Paul Hurst’s side.
He spent the first half of last season on loan at Yeovil Town, where he scored three league goals in ten starts. It was his second spell at Huish Park after scoring seven goals in twenty-eight appearances across all competitions while on loan from Southampton in 2017/18.
His televised effort during Carlisle’s FA Cup win over non-league Dulwich Hamlet ended a barren spell of six games without a goal and further enhanced his reputation, with the chance of a permanent move away from Scunthorpe a distinct possibility in January according to O’Rourke.
Olomola is highly-regarded by Carlisle fans who would love to make his move permanent, but given the Cumbrians recent dealings in the transfer market they will not be holding out much hope the club would be able to fight off competition for his services.
If the report is accurate, a move to League One would no doubt appeal to the striker who’s found life difficult at Scunthorpe.
Iron fans will probably be wondering why Hurst has not given the player a chance, it is not like his side have been regularly banging the goals in this season.