Tranmere failed in an attempt to sign Boreham Wood striker Morgan Ferrier earlier this summer, the National League club has confirmed.
Boreham Wood are seemingly going through a fall-out with the player’s agent at the moment, and in explaining the situation to their fans, they have also confirmed they accepted a bid of £35,000 plus add-ons from Rovers.
While the bid was enough for Boreham Wood to allow their striker to leave, the player himself turned down the move to Wirral. We understand it was down to geography rather than finances, and League One club AFC Wimbledon are now in the hunt for the striker.
A statement on the Boreham Wood website said: “About a month ago, following the correct club to club procedures, a deal was agreed with a Football League club. The fee was agreed, as was the sell on fee and the add ons, and we agreed to sell Morgan Ferrier to Tranmere Rovers Football Club.
“As an agreement was reached with Tranmere – Morgan was given permission to speak with Micky Mellon and Tranmere Rovers Football Club. But after Morgan spoke with the said club – he came and spoke to the Boreham Wood Chairman and told him he that did not want to go.”
Wimbledon have since had a bid rejected for the player.
We reported in June that Ferrier and Fylde’s Danny Rowe were Tranmere’s number one centre forward targets this summer, but the club have been unable to agree a deal with Fylde over Rowe.
Rovers have so far signed Paul Mullin to bolster their attacking options but have been left frustrated with other forward moves. Trialist Amadou Soukouna left the club before a decision could be made on his future, joining Bristol Rovers on trial.