Football League Transfer News: Latest on Adam Matthews, Aribo, Andrade, Norwood and Rondon
Footy News’s Football Transfer News looks at the latest news and rumours from around world football. Today’s edition looks at the Football League. We take a look at Sunderland’s Adam Matthews, who is reportedly attracting interest from Sheffield Wednesday. Plus, can Charlton Athletic keep Joe Aribo from moving to the Premier League?
Today’s instalment of FTN also looks at the Lincoln City winger attracting interest from League One and the Championship. Also, is Tranmere Rovers striker James Norwood on the move and could Wolverhampton Wanderers swoop for Salomon Rondon?
Latest on Adam Matthews, Aribo, Andrade and Norwood
Wednesday Keen on Adam Matthews
Sunderland’s Welsh international Adam Matthews is a target for Sheffield Wednesday according to Football Insider. The right-back is out of contract in the summer and could leave if the Black Cats fail to gain promotion. The 27-year-old has played 28 times this season, helping the club to the EFL Trophy final and the play-offs.
The former Celtic defender joined Sunderland in 2015 for £2 million. However, he has struggled with injuries and form. With Wednesday reportedly interested, a move may appeal.
Aribo to the Premier League?
Several Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Manchester City, are interested in Charlton’s Joe Aribo. The Sun are reporting that along with the Premier League giants, Southampton, Rangers and Celtic are also interested. Aribo has impressed this season; however, his contract is up this summer.
Charlton are desperate to keep hold of their talented midfielder. However, with big clubs circling, their chances could be slim. The 22-year-old joined the Addicks from non-league side Staines Town in 2015. He has since played 95 times, scoring 16 goals.
Andrade Attracting Interest
Lincoln City winger Bruno Andrade is reportedly wanted by two clubs. Current Championship side Aston Villa and League One side Portsmouth are both in the hunt according to Lincolnshire Live. Andrade signed for the Imps last summer from Boreham Wood. He was a standout performer as Lincoln won the League Two title this season.
Andrade has a contract with Lincoln for another year. However, he could have a decision to make this summer.
Norwood to Leave Tranmere?
The Mirror are reporting that the EFL’s top scorer James Norwood is set to sign for Ipswich Town. Norwood has helped fire Tranmere to the League Two play-off final. The striker scored his 32nd goal of the season in the recent play-off semi-final. Burton Albion are also interested but it appears Ipswich are set to sign the striker who is out of contract this summer.
Wolves Enter Rondon Race
According to the Daily Mail, Wolves look set to rival Newcastle United in the race to sign West Bromwich Albion’s Salomon Rondon. Albion recently lost to rivals Aston Villa in the play-off semi-finals. The striker has returned after completing a season-long loan in the North East.
Rondon finished on 15 goals and his form has alerted Wolves. The striker has a £16.5 million buy-out clause in his contract. Rondon could now have a decision to make; however, Wolves may be the more attractive proposition due to being in the Midlands and the club having ambitious plans for the future.