Luton Town’s first signing of the summer, Alfie Doughty, has come out of the blue.
Not once did any of the mainstream media drop a suggestion that Luton were tracking the 22-year-old player.
The announcement made today, relating to his signing, by ourselves – luton-make-first-move-in-transfer-market-and-sign-a-winger – has already stirred the social media waters.
Several posts, some of which are reproduced below, confirm the element of surprise, relating to the deal:
It’s always someone that the ITK never say. We’re amazing at keeping transfers a secret 😂 welcome doughty!
— Ads (@adam_cumberland) June 20, 2022
Great signing, well happy with this and wasn’t expecting this signing either
— David Finan (@davefinan82) June 20, 2022
While others, from his previous clubs, Stoke City and Cardiff City (on loan), suggest that Nathan Jones has pulled off something of a coup:
Take care of him for us…he’s a boss player🏻
— Rori⚽️🤍 (@rorithomas_x) June 20, 2022
He’s some player take care of him
— Tom (@Scfctom17) June 20, 2022
This is a player I would have loved to see back at @CardiffCityFC
Very impressed with his brief loan spell
— John Davies (@davies250395) June 20, 2022
it’s written in the stars for us to let him go and him to then have an unreal season
— george (@StokeyyG2) June 20, 2022
But, while we all wait to see how Doughty fits into Nathan’s plans, there is a suggestion that the new boy is somewhat injury prone:
Got a good one there fair play, injury prone thats his only problem
— Jonathan (@JonnyMordecai) June 20, 2022
Shame he didn't much of a crack at ours but tbh I think that injury took its toll in a big way.
— Name cannot be blank (@Rich_Walton) June 20, 2022
Hopefully, those injuries were just related to his body maturing and he’ll slot into our side and provide that little something extra.
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