Ross County are lining up a move for FC Halifax Town defender Jesse Debrah this summer, but face EFL competition, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The 22-year-old is out of contract with the National League side this summer, but the club would be entitled to a small compensation fee and face competition from League One new-boys Carlisle United.
Who is Jesse Debrah?
The defender is a product of the Millwall academy and had loan spells with the likes of Dulwich Hamlet and Billericay Town, before signing for Dulwich on a free transfer in 2020.
He signed for Halifax in 2021 and has developed a reputation as one of the divisions key defenders. Last season, Debrah made 33 league appearances for the club, scoring two goals.
Ross County looked destined for relegation to the Scottish Championship last season, before coming from behind to beat Partick Thistle on penalties in the relegation play-off final.
They begin life in the Scottish Premiership next season, whilst their rivals Carlisle United celebrated promotion to League One at Wembley, following their final victory against Stockport County.
What’s been said?
According to journalist Alan Nixon, Ross County are keen to do a deal with Halifax Town for Jesse Debrah this summer, providing they can fend off the fierce amount of EFL interest in his services.
Due to the players age, the National League side are entitled to a small fee from whichever club lands Debrah’s services this summer.
Having studied the National League closely over the last two seasons, Debrah is one of the divisions brightest talents, especially in defence and would be a superb signing for the majority of sides in the EFL.
However, due to the compensation fee involved, it could present issues for a few sides in the race, especially ones that have a low transfer budget.