“No chance”: Swindon Town ruled out of the race for Port Vale and Exeter City targets…

Swindon Town manager Michael Flynn has definitively ruled out the possibility of signing Jake Young from Bradford City during the winter transfer window. Young, a 22-year-old attacker, had been on loan to Swindon Town from fellow League Two club Bradford City in the first half of the current season, making a significant impact by scoring 16 goals across all competitions. However, he has been recalled by Bradford City and is now garnering interest from League One clubs Port Vale and Exeter City.

Despite Young’s successful stint with Swindon, Flynn has asserted that there is “no chance” of securing Young’s permanent transfer. This is primarily attributed to the prohibitive transfer fee associated with the player, considering the remaining duration of his contract and his age, both factors contributing to a higher valuation. Flynn suggested that if Young does make a move, it is likely to be to a high-caliber League One or Championship club due to the substantial financial considerations involved.

Swindon Town’s pursuit of Young, particularly in the face of competition from Port Vale and Exeter City, has been conclusively ruled out by Flynn. This decision leaves Swindon with the task of exploring alternative options for bolstering their attacking lineup before the closure of the transfer window.

The potential acquisition of Young for the entire season would have signaled a significant statement of intent by Swindon, reflecting their ambition to strengthen their squad. Flynn acknowledged that Young’s potential move to a higher division, specifically the third tier, is a plausible scenario, further emphasizing the financial aspects involved in such a transfer.

Young, originally from Huddersfield, is contracted to Bradford City until the summer of 2025. This contractual situation places Bradford in a favorable position, allowing them the flexibility to wait for an optimal offer for Young’s services without the pressure to offload him hastily. Although Young has struggled to find form since his move to West Yorkshire in 2022, his loan spells at Barrow and Swindon have showcased his goal-scoring abilities.

As Young’s future remains uncertain, one aspect that Flynn has clarified is that he will not be returning to Swindon Town. The manager’s statement serves as a definitive closure to Swindon’s pursuit of Young, redirecting their focus towards alternative options to strengthen their attacking options for the remainder of the season.

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