One of Tranmere’s summer transfers targets, Morgan Ferrier, has joined Walsall, while trialist Franklyn Akammadu is no closer to joining the club.
Ferrier has been at the centre of a much-publicised spat between his agent and club Boreham Wood this summer, with Wood having confirmed the player had turned down a £35,000 move to Tranmere earlier this summer.
Having sacked his agent last week and made his peace with Boreham Wood, he has now left to join League One Walsall. The fee is presumably a starting figure of £35,000 as per his release clause, with other add-ons likely.
Walsall have snapped up a host of non-league talent this summer. They also recruited manager Dean Keates from National League outfit Wrexham toward the end of last season.
Meanwhile, Italian striker Franklyn Akammadu, who has been on trial at Tranmere, is yet to be offered a deal by the club.
Following last week’s friendly with Rochdale in which Akammadu was introduced as a second half substitute, boss Micky Mellon indicated that he had been impressed with the former Fiorentina academy player and keen to look at him further.
Sources close to the player indicate to us that he has spent much of this week training with the Rovers squad ahead of Saturday’s season opener at Stevenage. However, as of Friday night, the player was yet to sign for the club. We’re unsure if his trial will extend in to a third week.
Tranmere did of course bring in Cole Stockton from Carlisle United on Thursday, a deal that may have bought Mellon more time in terms of deciding on Akammadu, or other transfer targets.
Rovers kick-off at Stevenage today with new forwards Stockton and Paul Mullin joining James Norwood in competition for a starting berth.