Axel Tuanzebe is said to be in discussions with Premier League newcomers, Luton Town, aiming to secure a contract at Kenilworth Road. The 25-year-old defender finds himself without a club, having parted ways with Manchester United upon his contract’s culmination at the end of the 2022-23 season.
Last season, Tuanzebe had a brief stint with Championship side Stoke City, but injuries marred his experience in Staffordshire. His contributions were limited to just four appearances, with his most recent complete game played against Norwich City at the bet365 Stadium on March 18.
As per reports from The Mirror, Tuanzebe might be given another shot in the Premier League, as Luton Town has shown keen interest. It’s believed that he will undergo a trial with the Hatters in the upcoming weeks, aiming to impress the management enough to secure a long-term deal.
There have been murmurs of interest from clubs in the Saudi Pro League and the Turkish Super Lig, with the former known to entice players with attractive financial packages. Yet, Tuanzebe appears to favour staying in England, seeking a consistent role in the Premier League.
Over the past few weeks, Tuanzebe has been honing his fitness at England’s training facility, St George’s Park, after his exit from Manchester United earlier this summer.
Rob Edwards’s Luton squad has been active this transfer window, signing 10 new players as they strive to establish their Premier League status. Their focus seems to be on players with Premier League experience. Among the new recruits are free agent Ross Barkley, fortifying the midfield, and the seasoned goalkeeper Tim Krul, who boasts extensive top-tier experience from his tenure at Carrow Road.
Luton’s Premier League journey began on a challenging note with a 4-1 defeat against Europa League contenders Brighton & Hove Albion. Their next fixture is a daunting visit to Stamford Bridge to square off against Chelsea.
In their recent defeat against Brighton, Luton deployed a back three of Amari’i Bell, Mads Andersen, and skipper Tom Lockyer, all of whom marked their Premier League debuts.