Luton boss admits he did inquire about Baggies attacker Edwards on deadline day

Premier League winger was beyond Town's budget

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 2:36 pm
Kyle Edwards in action for West Bromwich Albion earlier this season

Luton boss Nathan Jones admitted the Hatters had made an inquiry about West Bromwich Albion attacker Kyle Edwards on transfer deadline day, but that a deal was never close to being completed.

The 22-year-old had been linked with a move to Kenilworth Road on loan having fallen out of favour at the Hawthorns follow the Baggies’ promotion to the Premier League, making just five top flight appearances this term, his last coming in the 1-0 defeat to Spurs on November 8

However, the move never materialised, Jones bringing in Tom Ince and Elijah Adebayo from Stoke City and Walsall respectively, and when asked if the club had gone in for the player, the Town chief said: “I understand people might say about that, we inquired about Kyle and he wasn’t available, which we knew pretty much straight away.

“And if he was available, he wasn't available in the budget that we could afford, there’s things like loan fees now, so he wasn't available.

“We quite like Kyle, it’s wrong for us to speak about someone, but we have a constant look at good players and who can improve us, athletically, physically, technically and in the 11, we have that constantly.

“Some come off, some I read that we've been linked that have been absolutely categorically no.

“But Kyle we know about, he's a West Brom player and that wasn't possible, but that was just a quick phone call, we knew instantly, so we moved on quite quickly there.”