Lockyer gone, but does that make room for Matthews?
Luton Town, once our level, but our level now the same as Crewe Alexander and Accrington Stanley, have signed Tom Lockyer on a free.
Lockyer had a free transfer release clause in his contract if we were relegated. Sterling work again by the Duchatelet brain’s trust.
I liked Lockyer, think he liked us, but he is the latest to move on after just one season. It was interesting to read Lee Bowyer’s comments that the Welshman didn’t have many firm offers, and I presume in this climate, a 3-year contract with a relegation challenged Championship club is still not one to be sniffed at.
I’d be shocked though if the Hatters allow a relegation clause in Lockyer’s new contract, especially with the Euro’s next summer.
With the current EFL enforced total embargo, where they are counting Junior Quitirna, Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu and 16-year old Aaron Henry as first team squad players, Bowyer and Gallen have to work on one in, and one out.
Hopefully Tom Lockyer’s wages, which I’d assume were upper end of the scale, allows us to accommodate Adam Matthews, or at least make an offer.
All eyes now onto Tuesday with the leech Paul Elliott’s attempt to file an injunction is heard. Elliott, up there with one of the biggest chancers we’ve come across, is trying to prevent Panorama Magic from selling it’s shares in ESI to a third party, i.e. Thomas Sandgaard. The hearing between barristers from both sides is on Tuesday at 2pm.
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Bow was well aware of the relegation clause in Lockyer’s contract as Swansea/Cardiff were also after him last summer and the only way Tom would sign for us was if he had this relegation clause in his contract so can’t blame the Douche for this one.
The best news of the night was Paul Elliott losing his injunction to stop the club being sold. Hopefully with TS in town and having attended yesterday’s game it means the deal can proceed ASAP. Hopefully, please footballing gods…we have an owner intent on investing in the team rather than using it as a means to get rich.