Morecambe are still keen to tie down Cole Stockton’s future, but Alan Nixon says the striker wants to leave the club this summer.
Stockton, 28, sees his contract at Morecambe expire this summer. The striker has just scored 28 goals in 44 League One appearances for the club who narrowly avoided relegation into League Two.
And their star striker has attracted plenty of interest ahead of the summer, with reports last month linking all of Wycombe Wanderers, Rotherham United, Portsmouth, Preston and Peterborough United with the Englishman.
Now, Nixon has revealed that Stockton wants to leave Morecambe this summer and seal a move elsewhere.
Morecambe did well to avoid relegation from League One in the end. They arrived in the division ahead of this season with very little to their name, and they have Stockton to thank for a lot after this campaign.
He’s certainly shown his qualities in League One this season and it’s understandable to see so many teams looking into a deal for him this summer.
With the striker wanting to leave Morecambe too, it’ll give those linked club a huge boost, and who might win the race for his signature this summer is anyone’s guess.
As a free agent, he’ll have no shortage of suitors and as ever, it could come down to who can offer him the best pay package – a Championship or League One move looks to be the best bet for Stockton.