Having been promoted to the Premier League last season for the first time ever, Luton Town are looking to bolster their goalkeeping department, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
Rob Edwards reached immortality among the Hatters’ fanbase just a few months ago, becoming the first head coach to steer the Kenilworth Road club to England’s top-flight since its refurbishment in the early ’90s.
Luton have already made a couple of acquisitions to strengthen the squad in order to be able to solidify themselves in the Premier League in the forthcoming campaign.
However, the common theme among these transfers is that quite a few have come from lower-league clubs. Examples include signing Chiedozie Ogbene from Rotherham United, Tahith Chong from Birmingham City and Mads Andersen from Barnsley.
Continuing theme with Walton
This recruitment strategy looks set to continue, according to journalist Alan Nixon on his exclusive Patreon who is claiming that Luton are keen to bring Ipswich Town goalkeeper Christian Walton to the club this summer.
Walton signed for the Tractor Boys permanently last summer, achieving promotion to the Championship under the exciting, young head coach Kieran McKenna in the previous term.
His performances in net have obviously impressed Edwards who is looking to add the former League One-winning goalkeeper to the squad ahead of the start of the Premier League season.
Nevertheless, Nixon is also reporting that Walton is happy at Portman Road and so a deal may not come to fruition, hence why the Hatters have been chasing West Bromwich Albion’s Alex Palmer. Tom Collomosse has claimed today that a deal has been accepted for Palmer.
Walton has been a bit of a journeyman since he signed for Brighton and Hove Albion back in 2013.
The former Plymouth Argyle youth product spent his entire near-decade on the South Coast out on loan at a wide variety of teams across different levels of the English Football League.
Finally, with a bit of stability at Ipswich, it’s no surprise that the 27-year-old wants to stay put for once.