Preston are closing in on a right wing back signing with Ryan Lowe hinting that a deal is in the works.
North End went into this summer transfer window with right wing back a key area to strengthen.
Brad Potts did a job there in the second half of last season but isn’t really a natural in that position.
Ryan Lowe has wanted a more dynamic, attack-minded option at right wing back and host of names have been linked.
Moses Odubako and Cyrus Christie were two free agent options, but those deals failed to materialise for one reason or another.
Marlon Fossey was another name mentioned whilst links to Nathan Byrne and Lynden Gooch amounted to very little.
Preston have struggled to build attacks down the right flank and it’s clear that North End need to sign a new right wing back sooner or later.
Boss Lowe has now told Lancs Live that there has been small progress on a deal for a new right wing back, which is likely to be a loan.
Lowe claims Preston are waiting for the contract and confirmation on an incoming right wing back, but doesn’t want to claim that a deal is done.
This is a key position for Preston and getting it filled with a quality Premier League loan would be very exciting.
Fans have been talking about Arsenal talent Brooke Norton-Cuffy as a potential addition there, and we understand that he was on Preston’s list earlier in the summer.
Norton-Cuffy spent the second half of last season on loan at Lincoln City, making a real impact in League One.
The Athletic report that Norton-Cuffy is set to sign a new deal with Arsenal before heading on loan to a Championship club.
That could well be Preston, as Norton-Cuffy really offers exactly what Preston are seeking.
Norton-Cuffy’s athletic ability is rare, combining great power with real pace up the right flank.
Norton-Cuffy also utilises space brilliantly. The number of times he set up defenders to just breeze past them into space and get on the attack.
It’s unclear if this mystery target is Norton-Cuffy but he would certainly fit what Lowe wants from a right wing back.