Crewe ace Mandron rejects contract offer amid interest - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

18th Jan, 2022 | 11:30am

Sources: Mandron rejects new Crewe Alexandra offer amid Championship club interest

Mikael Mandron has rejected a new Crewe Alexandra contract amid interest from Championship and League One clubs, Football Insider understands.

Interest has intensified in the former Sunderland forward, 27, after four goals in his last six games.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Crewe offered the 27-year-old a new two-year deal in a bid to fend off the growing interest.

But it has been rejected to throw the attacker’s future up into the air.

Mandron’s contract is up in the summer and Crewe could lose the Frenchman for nothing if no new deal can be agreed.

Football Insider revealed earlier this month (1 January) that Wigan Athletic were favourites to sign the striker.

However, the Latics will now face competition from a number of second and third-tier clubs as his contract standoff comes to a head.

Foreign sides also watched on with interest as Mandron netted a brace to down Lincoln last month (7 December).

The 27-year-old signed a one-year contract extension in February 2021, six months after joining Crewe.

The Frenchman scored 14 goals in 45 games last season after joining the Cheshire side from Gillingham.

Mandron has continued his rich vein of goalscoring form this term, netting eight goals in 30 games for Crewe.

The striker came through the famous Clairefontaine Academy in France, with alumni also including Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka.

He received a call up to represent Scotland’s under-20 side in 2013.

Crewe sit 22nd in League One after playing 26 games.

Mandron has netted 79 goals in a professional career spanning 321 games.

In other news, Sheffield Wednesday and Fleetwood race to sign Championship forward.