Luton Town had last-ditch Price move rejected - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

1st Sep, 2021 | 2:18pm

Sources: Luton Town had last-ditch Price move rejected

Luton Town had a deadline-day approach for winger Freddie Price rejected by his club Morecambe, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 19-year-old attacker has attracted the interest of a number of clubs in the Football League after catching the eye for the League One club.

A Morecambe source has Football Insider that Luton made an enquiry about Price’s availability.

But the Championship side were quickly rebuffed as it was made clear the teenager is not for sale.

Price has just 12 months left to run on his contract after the club triggered an extension in June.

Luton Town already signed Morecambe’s talisman Carlos Mendes earlier on in the transfer window.

The 22-year-old is yet to make his full Championship debut for the Hatters.

He scored 16 goals last season as the Shrimps won promotion to League One via the play-offs.

Football Insider first revealed yesterday that Morecambe were also in negotiations to sell club captain Sam Lavelle to Charlton Athletic for £200,000.

The deal was confirmed late in the day and Morecambe were not willing to also lose Price.

He has not featured under new manager Stephen Robinson this term but impressed in League Two last season.

The teenager made his first-team debut against Rochdale in the EFL Trophy last September

He finished the season with two goals and one assist in 14 games across all competitions, including three starts.

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