Horvath, Rudoni, Hourihane: The Luton Town weekend transfer headlines you might have missed | OneFootball

Horvath, Rudoni, Hourihane: The Luton Town weekend transfer headlines you might have missed

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Following their top six finish in the Championship last season, Luton Town are looking to strengthen their squad this summer in a bid to crack the second tier play-offs once again in 2022-23.

Nathan Jones has already got to work with that following the disappointment of losing the versatile Kal Naismith, and he’s proving that his team mean business going into the new campaign.

Before the weekend, four deals were already done, with Cauley Woodrow the most notable addition, returning to the club 11 years after he left for Fulham following a stint with Barnsley.

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Towering goalkeeper Matt Macey, young midfielder Louie Watson and speedy left-sider Alfie Doughty have also all joined Jones’ squad at Kenilworth Road, but what else has happened on the transfer front over the weekend? Let’s take a look.

Horvath signs

Soccer – England – Carabao Cup Second Round – Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers – The City Ground, Nottingham, Britain – August 24, 2021 Nottingham Forest’s Ethan Horvath Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Luton have now completely sorted out their goalkeeping department with the arrival of Nottingham Forest stopper Ethan Horvath over the weekend.

Due to James Shea’s serious knee injury in April and Simon Sluga’s January departure to Ludogorets, Jones needed to make moves for goalkeepers, and he now has strong competition with Macey and Horvath.

USA international Horvath, who has eight caps to his name, joins the Hatters on a loan deal until the end of the 2022-23 season and will now battle with Macey to be first-choice at Kenilworth Road.

Horvath featured just 11 times in all competitions for Forest last season, and will be aiming for more first-team football in the coming campaign.

Hatters have Rudoni on shortlist

One player who is wanted by a plethora of Championship outfits is AFC Wimbledon attacking midfielder Jack Rudoni – and Luton have now been added to the list of suitors.

The 21-year-old scored 12 times in League One last season as the Dons were relegated, and now clubs are hoping to snap him up for a cut-price fee.

Huddersfield and Sunderland are said to have had £500,000 offers rejected for Rudoni, but Luton could perhaps come in and gazump them both.

Hourihane linked

Soccer Football – International Friendly – Republic of Ireland v Lithuania – Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland – March 29, 2022 Republic of Ireland’s Conor Hourihane celebrates a goal which is later disallowed REUTERS/Lorraine O’sullivan

Having become a free agent following his Aston Villa contract expiring, Conor Hourihane has found himself wanted by several EFL clubs this summer.

Derby County, now a League One club, are making an ambitious play for the Republic of Ireland international’s services, but they are being joined by both Huddersfield Town and also Luton, according to the Daily Mail.

The 31-year-old featured 30 times in the Championship for Sheffield United on loan last season, but Luton’s pursuit could perhaps be lessened now due to the fact they’ve just signed Luke Freeman, who was also previously with the Blades.

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