The 2021/2022 season may still be some way off but the recent signing of Allan Campbell, from Motherwell, has increased the anticipation levels.
After a more than decent season, last time out, where the Hatters consolidated their status as a Championship club, with a mid-table position, the belief is that with Onyedinma, Burke and Campbell on board, we could be in for a more than decent season.
I have always said that when it comes to signing a new player, the impact he will make can be predicted by the social media messages left by fans of the club he has just left and Allan Campbell, if the Motherwell fans are correct, will become a Luton legend.
Delving through the plethora of social media posts left by Motherwell fans, the ones below illustrate the point perfectly:
All the best big man , deserve everything 🧡👏
— Matthew (@MotherwellTalk) June 15, 2021
Look after him lads. You have a gem of a player there. Would tackle his granny….😁😁
— Allan bryce (@Allanb67) June 15, 2021
All the best Allan, great move for you and will be watching how you get on with interest, good luck 👏
— Del Sommerville (@Del1589) June 15, 2021
Ye rumours been circling for a while it was gonna be Luton. Wee Al deserves it. Hope he thrives down there!
— Maxi. (@21Maxwell) June 15, 2021
Delighted for you mate you deserve it, and more. They aren’t only getting a cracking player but a top pro and a top lad.
— Trevor Carson (@trevorcarson24) June 15, 2021
But what I find interesting is that no one I could find had left a post questioning Luton Town as his choice of club. Something a Hatters fan picked up upon:
Blown away by the way Scottish fans talk here….. no bitterness, no #TeamsLikeLuton comments, genuine well wishes for a player that was loved. Can’t wait for the roar at Kenilworth road when he clatters someone 🤣🧡🤣
— JamoTweets (@jamotweets) June 15, 2021
Now I accept we are (currently) not one of the biggest clubs in the Championship, but we have a vision, a vision that Nathan Jones must have sold to the Scottish U21 midfielder.
Also, digging a little deeper into the deal, it appears, according to The BBC, that the deal was part-funded by the fan-generated ‘Transfer Club’ fund and that part of the deal may have involved a sell-on clause with Motherwell chief executive, Alan Burrows, quoted by our referenced source as having remarked:
“We have reached a compromise that is both fair in the short-term but also allows Motherwell the potential to share in future success, should Allan’s career continue in the same upward trajectory.”
It really does look as if the Hatters have picked up a gem and a player that could, eventually, go a long way in the game.
Here at Vital Luton Town, we would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome Allan to our fine club and we wish him every success with us.
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