Transfer Updates Emerge As Wrexham Hunt For New Striker

Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson has confirmed bids have been made in the Welsh club’s pursuit of a new striker in comments given to the Wrexham Leader, with the Peterborough Telegraph further speculating that Posh striker Kabongo Tshimanga might well be a target for the Welsh club.

The League Two side are in desperate need for more firepower up top following the pre-season injury suffered by Paul Mullin whilst out playing in America, Wrexham’s star-man suffering a collapsed lung and four cracked ribs versus Manchester United.

Now, Phil Parkinson and co have seemingly turned their attention to Peterborough United striker Kabongo Tshimanga among other targets in an attempt to bring a lethal striker in at the Racehouse Ground to replace Mullin.

Who Is Kabongo Tshimanga?

Kabongo Tshimanga is a name that will be most well-known to non-league fans, Tshimanga’s most potent time as a striker has been in the National League and lower.

After failing to ever make an impact whilst playing for MK Dons – loaned out numerous times away from Stadium MK – Tshimanga began to find his goalscoring knack at Oxford City in the National League South.

He would score 24 goals in 42 appearances for the Hoops, leading to a move to Boreham Wood in the division above.

Tshimanga would continue to strike fear into non-league defences at Boreham Wood, scoring 19 goals two seasons on the trot before joining Chesterfield.

The Congolese attacker would turn it up a notch with the Spireites, scoring 24 goals in only 27 starts for the club during the 2021-22 campaign.

Wrexham were allegedly a fan of the 26-year-old when he was firing goal after goal in for Chesterfield, seemingly reigniting their interest in the striker now.

After an injury-troubled end to his time with Chesterfield saw him score seven times in 17 starts at the beginning of the 2022-23 season, Peterborough United came swooping in to secure Tshimanga’s services on loan.

They would eventually sign the Congolese striker permanently, as a part of the initial agreed deal on the table.

His time at Peterborough United to date hasn’t gone swimmingly however, Posh’s number 19 yet to score a goal for the Cambridgeshire side.

This could well mean the powers that be at Posh could have their heads turned by Wrexham bidding for the out of sorts attacker, especially if they can make profit.

Chesterfield’s Bonus In The Proposed Move

Chesterfield could well be in the money too if this proposed move came true, the Derbyshire Times reporting that the Spireites could be £50,000 better off as a result of Tshimanga switching allegiances to the Red Dragons.

This would only be the case if Wrexham bid £500,000 for the 26-year-old, meaning Chesterfield would be eligible to receive a 20% cut of the profits as Posh purchased the striker for a £250,000 price-tag.

What’s Been Said?

Phil Parkinson took various questions regarding Wrexham’s transfer movements, specifically on their hunt for a brand-new striker to make up for Mullin’s unfortunate spell on the sidelines.

The former Bolton boss turned Red Dragons manager confirmed bids had been made for strikers but he’s still content with the squad at his disposal, stating: “Obviously with Paul out injured, we are looking.”

“We have got a bid on the table, two maybe, but the answers are from within as well.”

“If we bring another player in, great, and it might need that boost but equally I do feel we have that quality in the squad to deal with injuries.” 

Writer’s View 

Wrexham certainly have the financial backing in place to bid for strikers that can come in and replace Mullin, so it’s no surprise to see bids have been made to add another attacker. 

Kabongo Tshimanga too might fancy a change of scenery away from Peterborough United, the once lethal striker at non-league level finding the step-up to League One too much with zero goals at Posh to his name. 

The Welsh side will hope that Paul Mullin can return to the lineup in the near future after recovering from his horror injury – but for the mean-time – their pursuit for another attacker heats up.

 

 

 

 

 

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