Luke Freeman could leave Stevenage in January
PUBLISHED: 09:49 30 December 2013 | UPDATED: 09:49 30 December 2013
Winger says he doesn’t know if he’ll be at the club come the end of next month as Boro release statement saying Championship clubs are keen
Luke Freeman could be on his way out of Stevenage in the January transfer window.
The Comet revealed on twitter yesterday that the Boro winger, who signed for the club from Arsenal in January 2012, does not know if his future will remain with Stevenage come the end of next month, and Boro have since released a statement saying that the midfielder has been the subject of enquiries from Championship sides.
Asked after yesterday’s 4-1 defeat at Bristol City if he will be at the club come February, Freeman’s reply was ‘who knows?’
Chairman Phil Wallace has since told the club’s website: “Luke has been brilliant for us, but we are under water financially and if the right offer comes in for him and for us, we shall have to consider rebuilding without him.
“Due to the carryover of contracts from last season, our budget is the highest in our history and a good part of the overspend is invested in players that Graham Westley would choose not to have, given a choice.
“That would be manageable if our gates were rising, but we are six figures down on gate income over last season at the half way mark so it’s hurting.
“But we’re an optimistic lot at Stevenage and it would be a brave man that bet against us not enjoying a strong second half to the season”
The club has also said that midfielders James Dunne and Robin Shroot, plus striker Dani Lopez, are expected to move in the transfer window.
Speaking after Sunday’s heavy loss, manager Graham Westley said he is looking to move out four or five players to ‘get within budget’
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