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Trio of clubs eye up Thompson brothers
SWINDON Town look to have a battle on their hands to keep Nathan and Louis Thompson, with Wolves the latest club to show an interest in one or both of the two brothers.
The Advertiser understands the Molineux outfit are keeping a keen eye on Louis, 19, who enjoyed a breakthrough season with Town in 2013/14, though no formal approach has been made to Town. The midfielder made 35 appearances for the Robins as they finished eighth in League One, scoring two goals, and has also been the subject of interest from Leeds United this summer.
The Yorkshire club, now managed by former Swindon player Dave Hockaday, who spent much of last term watching the two Thompsons in his capacity as a summariser on local radio, are believed to be putting together an offer for both Louis and his brother Nathan - Town’s captain, who was the subject of a reported bid from Peterborough United yesterday.
BBC Wiltshire suggested that Swindon turned down an offer of £200,000 for the defender, though the Advertiser understands no formal bid was submitted by Posh, who are believed to have made a tentative enquiry about the full-back’s potential availability and cost.
Peterborough are on the look-out for a right-back after Mark Little joined Bristol City and Craig Alcock rejected a new contract offer with the London Road club. The Adver first reported the League One side’s interest in Thompson seven days ago.
Last week, Swindon manager Mark Cooper stressed that Thompson remains a major part of his plans this season and only a significant cash offer would prise him away from Wiltshire.
“I think it would take an awful lot of money. I wouldn’t see the benefit of selling him to a team in our league or a rival for a couple of hundred grand. I don’t see the benefit in that, and I know Lee (Power) will say the same,” he said.
“I don’t think going to another League One club would really benefit Nathan, unless it was Sheffield United or someone like that. But they still have to come up with the money.”