Swindon Town Set For Battle To Keep First Team Star

Swindon Town are bracing themselves for a January bid for midfielder Saidou Khan from League Two rivals Wrexham, according to Football Insider.

The 27-year-old spent the majority of his early career working his way up the non-league pyramid, culminating in a move to Chesterfield in 2021. He proved to be a big hit for the East Midlands club, leading to his move to Swindon in the summer of 2022.

Khan featured 37 times in all competitions in his debut campaign at the County Ground and has backed that up this season with a further 18 appearances. He is considered a key part of Michael Flynn’s team and earned his first international call-up to the Gambian squad earlier this year.

His form in League Two has now caught the eye of division rivals and promotion-hopefuls Wrexham, who are allegedly plotting a big money move once the transfer window reopens in January. According to Football Insider, the Welsh outfit attempted to sign the ex-Dagenham & Redbridge loanee in the summer and are set to revisit their initial interest in the New Year.

Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are desperate to secure back-to-back promotions and take another step towards their long-term goal of helping Wrexham reach the Premier League. It is said that they are willing to part with around £350,000 to tempt the Robins into selling their key midfielder.

Swindon are back in action tonight against Accrington Stanley, where they will be hoping to build on their fantastic win against Mansfield Town at the weekend in a victory that saw the Stags surrender their unbeaten start to the season. A further three points at the Wham Stadium would see them climb above the Lancashire side, who currently occupy the final play-off position in seventh.

Elsewhere, Wrexham travel to Harrogate Town on the back of a 6-0 thumping of Morecambe, a result which sent the Red Dragons up to second.

Writer’s View

This will be frustrating news for Swindon Town fans, especially because Khan is such an influence in the centre of the park. However, it is hard to compete with Wrexham’s financial clout and £350,000 is a lot of money for the Wiltshire-based club.

We’re still over a month away from the beginning of the transfer window and this could be nothing more than agent talk, where a move is trying to be engineered or a fresh contract is offered. It’s best to take this with a pinch of salt for the time being, but it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on.

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