Plymouth Argyle striker Niall Ennis is a man in demand and Preston North End will surely take a close look.
PNE are in desperate need of striking signings this summer.
Loanees Tom Cannon, Troy Parrott and Liam Delap are all heading back to their parent clubs after arriving from Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City respectively.
The two senior strikers currently contracted to North End have major question marks over them.
Ched Evans’ future remains up in the air after a medical issue whilst Emil Riis is still coming back from a torn ACL.
PNE need two, three or even more strikers this summer without having a hefty budget to pay for expensive goalscorers.
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That means North End need to look at the free agent market in the hope of plucking a bargain.
One such option is Niall Ennis, who is out of contract at Plymouth Argyle following their promotion to the Championship.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon reports that Blackburn Rovers and Swansea City are both looking to snap up Ennis on a free transfer.
Yet if North End want a striker without breaking the bank, Ennis should be a name under real consideration.
Ennis enjoyed a fine season, bagging 12 goals and six assists in 38 League One outings.
The 24-year-old – formerly of Wolverhampton Wanderers – has played up front and out wide for Plymouth, providing some tactical flexibility.
There is also the factor that Ryan Lowe knows Ennis very well.
Lowe was Plymouth manager when they signed Ennis from Wolves in January 2021.
Lowe was dazzled by Ennis, telling Plymouth Live that he is a ‘special’ talent with a huge future ahead of him.
The PNE boss has previously ruled out trying to snatch players from his former club, highlighting his friendship with boss Steven Schumacher.
Yet with Ennis out of contract, the situation is a little different and North End will surely look into the prospect of reuniting Ennis with Lowe this summer.