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1 May 2018 : Yeovil Town Linked With Out Of Contract Gulls Midfielder
Yeovil Town are being linked with a move for Torquay United midfielder Luke Young. The former Plymouth Argyle academy product (not to be confused with the former Charlton Athletic and QPR defender) is out of contract at the end of the 2017-18 season and at the age of 25 years old would be available on a free transfer. The Gulls have just been relegated from the National League main division, and so are likely to suffer the consequence of some of their better players preferring not to drop down to the regionalised National League South division.

The Devon local press suggest that Young may be one of those. Although there's no quotes or sources, they speculate that he has been the subject of interest from Yeovil Town, with him having excelled at Plainmoor since his arrival there in the summer of 2014. He won their Player Of The Season in 2014-15, 2016-17 and 2017-18 and was an ever-present in their National League matches during the season just gone.

Born in Ivybridge on February 22nd 1993, he spent nine years as a junior at Plymouth Argyle, before turning professional. He made 108 appearances over four seasons, scoring eight goals, with three of those four seasons played at League Two level. After leaving Home Park, he headed to Plainmoor, where he's made in the region of 150 appearances, scoring 19 goals.

He is described by his club's website as a "gifted passer of the ball and owner of a mean shot ... earning praise for his terrific attitude and ability on the ball". Torquay United have offered him a new deal for the 2018-19 season, but the Devon press suggest that he has attention from several clubs at non-league level, along with a 'couple' at Football League level, with Yeovil Town as the only club they specifically name.

Yeovil Town already have a large number of central midfielders contracted for next season, with Connor Smith, Jake Gray, James Bailey and Alefe Santos all contracted until the summer of 2019, although all have struggled to nail down a place in the starting line-up for varying reasons this season.


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