Swindon Town is preparing for a potential January bid from League Two rivals Wrexham for midfielder Saidou Khan, as reported by Football Insider. The 27-year-old, who climbed the non-league ranks before joining Chesterfield in 2021 and subsequently moving to Swindon in the summer of 2022, has become a pivotal figure for the club.
In his debut season at the County Ground, Khan featured in 37 matches across all competitions, and he has continued his strong presence this season with 18 additional appearances. His performances have earned him a call-up to the Gambian national squad.
Wrexham, eyeing promotion, are reportedly planning a substantial offer for Khan in the upcoming January transfer window. The Welsh club had reportedly attempted to sign the former Dagenham & Redbridge loanee during the summer and are now revisiting their interest. Wrexham’s owners,
Hollywood figures Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, are eager to secure consecutive promotions and move closer to their ambitious goal of guiding Wrexham to the Premier League. Reports suggest they are willing to offer around £350,000 to persuade Swindon to part ways with their influential midfielder.
Swindon, currently in action against Accrington Stanley, will be aiming to build on their recent victory against Mansfield Town. A win tonight would propel them above seventh-placed Accrington in the league standings.
On the other hand, Wrexham, coming off a commanding 6-0 victory over Morecambe, sits in second place and faces Harrogate Town in their upcoming fixture.
The potential departure of Khan could be disheartening news for Swindon Town supporters, given his significant role in the team. However, the financial strength of Wrexham, coupled with their reported willingness to offer a substantial sum, poses a challenge for Swindon.
The article suggests caution in interpreting the news, noting that the transfer window is still over a month away, and such reports may involve negotiation tactics or discussions about a contract extension. While the situation is worth monitoring, it is advisable to approach it with a degree of skepticism for the time being.