Lincoln have reportedly made a move to sign “interesting” Gillingham attacker Jordan Graham on a free transfer this summer.
According to Football League World, Lincoln have taken a step above their rivals in the race to sign the 26-year-old in the upcoming transfer window. He is out of contract at the end of the month and has decided to move on from Gillingham, opening him up as a free agent target for the Imps.
The report claims that Lincoln have been in talks with Graham and have now made an offer for his services as they attempt to snap him up before other clubs have a chance to do so. Their League One rivals Charlton, plus Championship side Birmingham, are also said to be keen on the 26-year-old but are both yet to make their own proposals to him.
Speaking about Graham during his time at Wolves, Kenny Jackett labeled the attacker an “interesting” player. He told the Express and Star: “He’s been an interesting player for me during the course of this season.
“I think the loan has helped him, as it has other players that have come into the side. It’s given him some confidence and we’ve seen a difference in him training since he’s come back.
This news will surely leave Lincoln fans on cloud nine. Brennan Johnson enjoyed a brilliant season with the Imps on loan from Nottingham Forest, and his departure could leave a gigantic hole to fill in Appleton’s squad. There has been nothing to suggest that he will be returning for a second loan spell, which means that there could be a berth out wide to be filled in the upcoming transfer window, and that could be where Graham comes in.
Lincoln fans may be upset at the prospect of Johnson not playing for the club next season, but Graham could arrive at the LNER Stadium and propel them to the Championship. The 20-year-old was directly involved in 16 goals in 41 League One starts for Lincoln, with 11 goals and five assists, which is why the signing of Graham could be so crucial for the club as that is a huge contribution from a wide player.
The 26-year-old was directly involved in 18 goals in 36 League One starts for Gillingham throughout the campaign, with 12 goals and six assists. Therefore, he could be a slight upgrade on Johnson, as he contributed to more goals despite starting fewer games than the Forest loanee.
The £2,100-per-week ace could be a fantastic signing for Lincoln. Graham has proven to be a quality player at League One level, and the Imps could land a terrific deal if they can bring him in on a free transfer next month.
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