😱 Mariners emerge as shock contenders in race for Omar signature

Grimsby Town have emerged as one of a clutch of clubs interested in a much sought-after Football League signing.

Micheal Jolley has enquired about the availability of Yeovil Town defender Omar Sowunmi, but faces stiff competition from a number of the Mariners’ League Two rivals for the player’s signature.

The giant 23-year-old is wanted by a string of clubs, despite being part of the Glovers’ relegation to the Conference last term.

Sources in Somerset have suggested that Jolley sees Sowunmi as the ideal replacement for Alex Whitmore, who was released from Blundell Park at the end of the season.

However, with uncertainty over a takeover, the Glovers are resigned to losing the player midway through a two-year deal, with a number of League clubs expressing their interest in the defender.

Exeter City are considered favourites to land the player, purely based on location, but there is concrete interest from Town, Bradford City and Leyton Orient.

The 6’6″ centre half garnered attention from Championship newcomers Barnsley earlier in the season, before a mid-season injury scuppered any potential January swoop for the 23-year-old.

Sowunmi came through the ranks at Ipswich, before gaining experience on loan at Braintree and Lowestoft, before settling at Yeovil in 2015. He has played 88 times and netted 5 goals for the Glovers in the last four seasons.

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