According to a report from Football Insider, Northampton Town goalkeeper David Cornell is attracting transfer interest from Championship pair Middlesbrough and Preston North End, with League One side Ipswich Town also said keen on the ‘keeper.

Last month, we covered reports here on The72 claiming that Northampton Town goalkeeper David Cornell was attracting interest from clubs in the Championship amid his strong form for Keith Curle’s side.

And now, it has been reported by Football Insider that Championship duo Middlesbrough and Preston North End are both keeping a close eye on Cornell in the run-up to the January transfer window, with League One leaders Ipswich Town also keen on the 28-year-old.

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The trio are all said to have watched over Cornell in recent weeks and with the January transfer window just under a month away, they are considering a swoop for the Welshman. Cornell’s contract at Northampton is set to expire at the end of the season so should any of the three clubs said keen make a move, they could be able to bring him in on the cheap.

Cornell has been a star performer for Keith Curle’s side so far this season, with Northampton Town currently sitting in the League Two play-off spots. Cornell has started in all of the Cobblers’ 19 League Two games so far, helping keep eight clean sheets in the process.

Cornell – a product of the Swansea City youth academy – has been with Northampton Town for three and a half years now, joining on a free transfer from Oldham Athletic in the summer of 2016. Since then, he has played 88 times for the Cobblers.


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