Exclusive: Luton Town poised to sign former Wigan Athletic ace on free transfer
Luton Town are poised to sign former Wigan Athletic utility man Kal Naismith on a free transfer, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 28-year-old is currently without a club following his departure from the DW Stadium earlier this month.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Luton are set to win the race for Naismith’s signature.
Hatters boss Nathan Jones is keen to add a new left-back to his ranks after Rhys Norrington-Davies departed the club.
Norrington-Davies spent the first half of the season on loan at Kenilworth Road but was recalled to his parent club Sheffield United earlier this month.
The full-back has since decided to move to Stoke City, again on loan, to better his chances of getting into the Wales international squad.
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He made 22 appearances during his four-month spell at Luton, helping the club get off to an excellent start in the Championship, League Cup and FA Cup.
In Naismith, Luton Town would be getting a very versatile replacement for Norrington-Davies.
The Rangers academy graduate is known for his ability to play in multiple positions and has played as a centre-half, a winger, and a forward for Wigan this season.
He left the Latics last week after both parties agreed to mutually terminate his contract as a result of Wigan’s ongoing financial problems.
Nathan Jones is confident that Naismith can make the step up to the Championship having appeared 37 times in the division last season.