Yeovil Town winger Otis Khan is once again being linked with a move away from Huish Park. The former Barnsley, Sheffield United and Manchester United player had a season of two halves during the 2017-18 season, scoring ten times and claiming ten assists in the lead-up to Christmas - form that led to Bristol Rovers attempting to sign him up during the January transfer window, only for the player himself turning them down. However, his second half of the season failed to hit those heights, with a five match suspension for pushing a referee, and some patchy performances meaning that he lost his place in the starting line-up at times, with his last goal for the club coming at Morecambe on December 29th.
The latest claims made by TeamTalk - one of the Sky Sports chain of websites - are that he is 'set for a big move this summer' although they aren't too specific about which club is in for him. They report that Otis has a release clause of £100,000 written into his contract, enabling him to talk to other clubs if a formal bid is received at any time. Whilst Yeovil Town have acknowledged that there is such a clause, the specific amount has never been officially confirmed.
Teamtalk also claim that League One side Bradford City were the other club that met the release clause in January 2018 - there had been a hint that two clubs had done so, but only Bristol Rovers were confirmed as having put in a qualifying bid. Teamtalk claim that the current list of interested clubs include Championship side Preston North End plus League One trio Burton Albion, Oxford United and Luton Town. As is often the case, no quotes or sources are named, and given that their website is very non-specific about where the 'big move' is coming from, this may be Khan's agent attempting to reignite interest in his player.
Overall, Khan's season ended with 10 goals from 49 appearances. He remains under contract with the club until the summer of 2019. He only hits his 24th birthday in September 2019, meaning that the club would still be able to claim a fee for him, even if he stays on their books for the length of the 2018-19 season.
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