“Not Viable” – Our Reaction As 30-Year-Old Linked With Imps Move

The transfer window is now open, swinging open, I believe is the right term, meaning every half-baked website is throwing rumours out there. 

It’s hard to know who to believe, but one rumour that caught our eye this week was from HITC. They’re usually semi-reliable, but they’ve linked us with a 30-year-old right-back currently playing in Gibraltar. There’s not a lot that seems to fit our recruitment needs about this, but I wanted to have a quick look at it anyway.

The player is Todd Kane, a one-time Chelsea youth product. While playing for the Blues, he had loan spells with Preston, Blackburn, Forest, NEC Nijmegen, Groningen, Oxford, and Hull City. He then had permanent spells at QPR, Coventry and Charlton before his move to Gibraltar in the summer.

It’s now believed he is after a move back to the UK, with us, Middlesbrough, Millwall, and Peterborough thought to have expressed an interest. A wider array of sides would be hard to throw together, and it does feel a lot like a journalist or agent just putting something out there.

Chris and I spoke about this on the latest episode of the podcast (available here), and whilst both of us felt Todd Kane wasn’t the right man for City, we did have slightly differing views.

“This isn’t one that I think is particularly viable,” Chris said. “If we are limited in what we’re looking to bring in in January because of the uncertainty that’s going to come in the summer financially, we don’t need a right back. Lasse can play there in a four or as a wing-back.

We’ve got Jack Burrows, who can play there quite comfortably. I think there are more pressing matters right now. Even if he would be potentially an upgrade on what we have, we just don’t need him. That’s not the part of the pitch that we’re struggling with at the moment.”

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However, whilst the actual position might not be what we need, I can see the benefit in bringing in a 30-year-old with extensive Championship experience.

“I can understand the theory behind us looking at this profile of player because we said that we lack a leader, that we lack a player that has got the experience that we lack when we go a goal down,” I added.

“So actually, you think that somebody that’s played League One and Championship, that did all right at Coventry, actually probably wouldn’t be a bad signing. I don’t think particularly Todd Kane is the person, but I can understand the theory behind us looking at this profile of player.”

The timestamp for our conversation about Kane and Joe Taylor, another we’ve been linked with, is 32 minutes on the current podcast, out now on all your favourite platforms.