Although they were unable to wrap up the season in style, Leyton Orient fans are still on cloud nine following promotion back to the Football League.
Sunday’s 1-0 loss to AFC Fylde in the FA Trophy was a dampener on what has been an incredible season for the O’s, who secured their return to League Two nearly a month ago, and with the transfer window finally open in England, it’s set to be a busy summer for the east London side.
With Justin Edinburgh leading his side to the top of the National League, many of his star players have already been at the centre of interest from teams in League One to the Premier League, and Josh Koroma, in particular, is attracting some big clubs.
According to the Daily Mail via the Chronicle, the 20-year-old striker is a target for both Sunderland and Middlesbrough this summer, with the former already reportedly having a bid for the youngest rejected in the January window, and Orient can’t afford to let Koroma leave this summer.
Heading into League Two in August, Edinburgh needs to do his best to make sure he keeps together as many as his star players as possible, but Koroma must remain at Orient no matter what offer comes in.
At 20, the striker is a promising player who can make a real impact in the Football League given his effect on the team in the past few seasons, and Koroma, who scored 11 goals and assisted seven this campaign, will benefit personally from remaining at Leyton this summer.
The attacker is guaranteed first-team football and can cause some damage against League Two defences, and at this stage of his career, Koroma needs as much playing time as possible rather than sitting on the bench for a Championship team.
The money might be tempting, but Koroma is one player Orient simply have to keep hold of this summer.
Leyton Orient fans, will Koroma remain at the club this summer? Let us know!
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