Luton Town announced the signing of Aribim Pepple from Cavalry FC earlier this week and he is now expected to join League Two side Grimsby Town on loan, according to Football Insider.
Luton Town signed the forward to bolster their development squad’s forward line, with Pepple expected to compete within the youth setup with a view to playing in the first-team in the future.
But the Hatters have instead opted to loan out the 19-year-old to get regular playing time under his belt at senior level. Grimsby Town look to be the next destination after reportedly entering into advanced talks to sign the player for the season.
The Mariners side look to have seen off competition from other teams in the EFL, with fellow League Two sides and teams in the division above also having taken an interest in signing the striker on loan.
Pepple was called up to the Canadian U17 squad in 2019 and has previously had trials at both Sheffield United and Leicester City. He impressed in the Canadian Premier League with Cavalry and so joins both Luton Town and now Grimsby Town with bags of potential.
A move that suits all parties…
The step up from the Canadian Premier League to the top end of the Championship is a big one, and so a loan move to League Two to build confidence, get regular minutes and adapt to the English game looks to be a wise one.
Luton Town will see the benefits should the loan spell go well as Pepple will return with more experience with the hopes of breaking into the first-team picture. Although he is down the pecking order as things stand, a solid season at Grimsby Town could put him in Nathan Jones’ thinking for the future if he isn’t already.
The Mariners will also benefit as they are getting a player with plenty of potential and if he can replicate his form shown in Canada with Cavalry then Paul Hurst’s side will have a real player on their hands.