Eastleigh have submitted a transfer offer for Torquay United forward Aaron Jarvis, as confirmed via a report from BBC Radio Solent.
The 25-year-old is fresh off the back of a strong campaign with Torquay, where he hit 15 goals, despite the club’s relegation into the National League South last season.
Who is Aaron Jarvis?
The striker began his professional career with Basingstoke, before making the move to Luton Town in 2017. He then enjoyed loan spells away from Kenilworth Road before enjoying permanent stints with both Sutton United and Scunthorpe United, before joining Torquay last summer.
Jarvis made 39 appearances in all competitions last season (excluding the FA Trophy), where he scored 15 goals and assisting one additional strike during the club’s FA Cup draw against Derby County.
The battle for promotion
With Wrexham and Notts County promoted the 2023/24 National League season is expected to be much more competitive, with several sides likely to compete for the title. This includes Chesterfield, Oldham Athletic and Woking.
Eastleigh have made several strong signings so far, including Sutton’s Enzio Boldewijn, Stveneage’s Jake Taylor and Dagenham’s Paul McCallum but it appears as though their business is far from finished just yet.
What’s been said?
According to a Twitter post from BBC Radio Solent, they confirm the transfer news by stating…
‘BBC Radio Solent understands that Eastleigh FC have made an offer for Torquay’s Aaron Jarvis.’
Personally, I am shocked that Eastleigh have been the only side to make a move for Jarvis so far. He managed 15 goals in a relegated side last season and will only improve.
He is a physical presence and will thrive off the service from the likes of Taylor and Boldewijn and I’m backing Eastleigh to make a top-seven finish next season at the very least.