Wrexham and MK Dons have failed with bids for Harrogate Town’s Luke Armstrong and must pay £500,000 for his services, as per Football League World.
Wrexham and MK Dons are both tipped to be in the promotion picture this season and both have the means to bring in some more fresh faces before the window ends on September 1st.
Now, it has been claimed the League Two have made attempts to sign striker Armstrong from divisional rivals Harrogate Town.
Football League World reports that both Wrexham and mK Dons have failed with bids for the 27-year-old striker. The Sulphurites have placed a £500,000 valuation on Armstrong, who is under contract until 2025 and yet to score so far this season.
The ex-Middlesbrough youngster managed 16 goals and six assists in 46 league games for Harrogate last season. That tally took him to 30 goals and 12 assists in just over 100 games for the club, helping keep Simon Weaver’s side in the EFL in the process.
On the move?
Armstrong is a big reason why Harrogate Town are still in the EFL, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the club are demanding half-a-million pounds for their talisman. Losing him to a divisional rival would be a blow too, but time will tell if either Wrexham or MK Dons are to match the valuation to prize Armstrong away from Town before the window’s end.
The two sides have until 11pm next Friday to get a deal done if they wish, so any deliberation will have to be pretty swift.
Losing Armstrong would be a big blow for Harrogate but with the funds from a sale, the hope would be that they can land a suitable replacement. It remains to be seen if their interest goes further after seeing bids rejected though.