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Report: Preston register interest in signing Paul Mullin

According to a report from Football Insider, Preston have registered their interest in signing Cambridge United striker Paul Mullin.

It’s claimed that Preston and Middlesbrough are leading the chase for Mullin, whose contract at Cambridge ends later this month.

The 26-year-old looks unlikely to stay at Cambridge despite winning promotion, and a move to the Championship could be on the cards.

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How did Mullin fare last season?

Mullin was in red-hot form last term, smashing 31 goals in 46 games to help Cambridge win promotion from League Two.

Mullin was unsurprisingly named in the League Two Team of the Season, but it looks like he’s kicked his last ball for Cambridge.

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Does Mullin make sense for Preston?

This is a tough one. Preston are searching for another striker and Mullin’s goal record last season is pretty hard to ignore.

He knows Tom Barkhuizen from his time at Morecambe, and he would surely jump at the move given that he hails from Merseyside.

However, Mullin turns 27 in November and has only played 20 league games above League Two in his entire carer.

This feels a little similar to signing Jayden Stockley in 2019, and whilst this would be a free, you do have to question whether Mullin would either improve Preston now or have resale value in the future.

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