According to Pete O’Rourke, one of the respected name on the journalist circuit, the Imps are close to agreeing a permanent deal for Fulham midfielder Tayo Edun.
The rumours are coming thick and fast today, with Tyreece John-Jules and Conor Coventry both allegedly close to sealing loan switches. This is the first hint of a possible permanent transfer though and in fairness, I heard the name mentioned earlier this afternoon from another source, so it might have some truth in it.
O’Rourke says: “A source at Lincoln has told Football Insider that Edun has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal at the club and an announcement is imminent over his arrival.”
Edun is classed as a versatile midfielder who can operate in defence and again fits the mould of what we expect to see coming through the door; rated at his parent club, starved of opportunity and ready to make an impact on senior football. The report suggests he is rated at Craven Cottage, but as he’s entered the last six months of his deal a move away is the only sensible option given the lack of first team chances.
He’s played some Championship football, he had six matches for Ipswich Town last season when Fulham were a Premier League side, scoring once on his debut. A red card a couple of games later stunted that development and when Paul Hurst left he returned to his parent club. In all, he’s made 14 senior appearances across the two clubs. He’s also played for England’s youth sides, featuring for the Under 17s right through to the Under 20s. he also won the European Cup at Under 19 level, even making the team of the tournament.
Looking back over his history he’s played at left back, left wing, and across the midfield in both attacking and defensive roles. It would seem odd to sign yet another midfielder but perhaps it does hint at outgoings as well as incomings.
Whilst nothing is solid as yet, given the source I would put this down as something we’re expecting to see done sooner, rather than later.