Hakeeb Adelukan looks set to be leaving Lincoln City ahead of the upcoming League One campaign with the midfielder falling out of favour at the Imps, according to Lincoln based journalist Michael Hortin.
Adelukan joined Lincoln from Bristol City in 2021, the 27-year-old midfielder failing to make an impact in the Championship after breaking through at Scunthorpe United.
Loans out from Bristol City saw Adelukan feature for Rotherham United and Hull City with the latter loan switch proving to be moderately successful – the 6ft 3 winger netting three times in Hull City orange and black before moving to nearby Lincolnshire on a free transfer.
Imps fans hoped and prayed that the midfielder could show off his Scunthorpe best at Sincil Bank, Adelukan scoring four goals in his final season for the Iron.
But, it looks more than likely that Adelakun will depart Sincil Bank after never really starring for the Imps – scoring just twice in a spell that Lincoln’s number 23 won’t look back on fondly.
His exit looks ever more likely when you take into account Adelukan’s complete absence from Lincoln’s pre-season schedule, an outgoing that looks imminent.
Where Next For Adelakun?
Despite an underwhelming time to date in an Imps shirt, the midfielder will have teams interested in his services. After all, Adelukan has amassed over 150 appearances in League One over his career.
He could well offer a team who just been promoted to League One some experience or offer a side from the division below some added quality if needs be.
Further, although he has disappointed at recent clubs including a forgettable loan spell with Gillingham in League Two, the ex Bristol City man is still only 27 years of age and will be wanting to proven doubters wrong wherever he ends up next.
For Adelakun’s sake, he will want to move on from Sincil Bank swiftly and recapture his form elsewhere.
Sometimes, transfer deals that seem right on paper don’t always turn out that way. Adelakun’s time at Lincoln City has been underwhelming to date and so it’s no surprise to see speculation that he will be departing Sincil Bank in the near future.
Adelakun will hope that his next move will prove to be a success after his time on loan at Gillingham was also poor. Lincoln will just hope they can get the right winger off the wage bill soon and concentrate their energy on a positive season ahead.