The race for Barrow forward Jordan Williams has gained pace, with him due in talks with a League One club as well as a League Two club, the latter believed to be Lincoln City.
There are strong rumours that the League One club are Bradford City, but Imps should not fear a club at a higher level talking to him, because he won’t be moving up to play in a development squad, nor to sit on the bench.
Barrow Chief Exec Austin Straker told the North West Evening Mail:
“Talks are continuing with Jordan and his agent. There are some meetings set up this week to see if there is any progress, if they can agree personal terms, to see what they are offering. If they say they want him to play in the development squad or sit on the bench for the first year, he may well turn round and decide not to go. Jordan has to believe this is a move for his best interests. If the terms aren’t good for him, then it’s not good going.”
Williams has started 67 games for the Holker Street side, scoring 20 goals. He was the subject of a big bid, believed to be £250k, last summer which ambitious Barrow turned down. However, with one-year left on his contract it is believed that fee will come down.
He is still set to become Barrow’s most expensive export, the current figure is £45k that Luton Town paid for Jason Walker in 2010.
The emphasis will be on Danny and Nicky to sell the Lincoln City dream to him. There is no doubt he’d play regular football for us, and if we can match his ambition as well as ensure proper financial recompense then we may just be in with a shout.
Jordan joined Barrow in January 2016 from Northwich Victoria. He started his career at Burscough FC before moving onto Northwich where he caught the eye of many teams with his performances during their FA Cup run in the 2015/2016 season. He has kicked on at Barrow, enhancing his reputation with numerous other clubs as Barrow battled unsuccessfully for a play-off place. He is on of those National League players you feel would only have stayed put this season if his team had been promoted, and they haven’t.