I just love press conferences; they are always a wealth of information.
Take yesterday for example, as Nathan Jones entertained the media ahead of the first game of the 2021/2022 season, against Peterborough.
We learned that the gaffer is still looking to recruit – another-midfielder-is-wanted-by-the-luton-boss – and that the Hatters wanted Khanya Leshabela but could not afford the price quoted by his current club, Leicester City – triallist-not-set-for-luton-move/.
But we also learned something else.
With there being three weeks, or so, before the summer transfer window slams shut, as we have always suspected, there could be some departures from Kenilworth Road with Nathan remarking, as reported by Luton Today and asked whether some of the squad could be sold, remarked:
“We will be able to as we’ve had interest in pretty much all of them.
“They’re good footballers, the ones we are prepared to let go are very, very good players and have been wonderful for the football club.
“So if we do feel that we need to trim the squad with a few or people need to go out to get that experience, that boost of football, then we’ll make those decisions over the coming weeks.
“They’ve got to be made within the next three and a half to four weeks because the window shuts, but they will be.
“We’ve got to be very careful that we don’t do things too early because a lot can happen in today’s world.”
Clearly there is no rush to move these players on with Nathan reticent to lose them too early being wary of the ongoing pandemic.
But the big question must be, with such a large squad, who Nathan would be prepared to let go?
My view is that Danny Hylton and Elliot Lee are two on the list, but do you perceive any others being on Nathan’s list?
Could we even see somebody sold who we believe is part of many starting XI’s if the price offered is right?
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