Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams has revealed that the League One side will not be re-signing former striker Joe Mason on a free transfer.

Striker Joe Mason is without a club and was linked with a move back to former club Plymouth Argyle. However, Argyle boss Derek Adams has said that Mason will not be returning to the club, despite making an offer for the forward.

Last week, Adams revealed that they were in discussions over a possible deal which would have seen Mason return to the place where he started his career.

However, the player’s agent has now told Adams that they have offers from other clubs, which he will be pursuing.

“He has got other offers from clubs in League One and League Two, so we are not going to be able to do a deal there,” Adams told Plymouth Live. 

“His agent has spoken to me and said he has got very good offers other than here.

“We have obviously tried to sign him and take him in, but we are never disappointed. We always just move on.”

The striker started his career with fellow League One side Plymouth, joining the club’s academy at the age of nine-years-old in 2000. Mason spent nine years in Argyle’s club academy before signing a professional deal with the Green Army in 2009, making his debut the same year in a clash with Sheffield United.

The striker played 54 games for Argyle, scoring 10 goals before leaving to join Cardiff City at the age of 20.

Charlton Athletic were eager to sign Mason on a free transfer, but Addicks manager Lee Bowyer revealed a move for the Irishman had been blocked by owner Roland Duchatelet.


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