Wrexham make 'derisory' bid for League One defender and Stockport County sign highly-rated Aston Villa youngster on loan - latest National League transfers and gossip

The National League season got underway on Saturday but the transfers are still rolling in.

Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 11:28 am

Here’s a round-up of the latest moves and gossip from around the division:


The Red Dragons are chasing the signature of Cheltenham Town captain Ben Tozer, 31.

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Cheltenham Town captain Ben Tozer is a target for Wrexham.

The Welsh side have reportedly made a five-figure bid for the defender, which has been described as ‘derisory’ by Robins manager Michael Duff.

Stockport County

The Hatters have added highly-rated midfielder Arjan Raikhy, 18, on a season-long loan from Aston Villa.

Raikhy is said to have been instrumental in Villa winning the FA Youth Cup last season and he also made his senior debut against Liverpool in the FA Cup third round.

FC Halifax Town

The Shaymen have signed five new players in the last week.

Young goalkeeper Aidan Dowling has joined on loan from Blackburn Rovers, defenders Jesse Debrah, 20, Tyrell Warren, 22, and Javid Swaby-Neavin, 20, have all penned short-term deals, while former Tamworth striker Gerry McDonagh, 23, has also linked up with Pete Wild’s side.

Southend United

QPR striker Hamzad Kargbo, 19, has joined on loan until the end of September.


Gillingham defender Christian Maghoma, 23, has joined the Spitfires on loan until January. He has made 12 appearances for the League One side.

Manager Ben Strevens has also secured the signing of former Kilmarnock striker Danny Whitehall, 25, on a permanent deal.


The Ravens have signed defender Omar Sowumni, 25, following a successful trial. His former clubs include Colchester United and Yeovil Town.

King’s Lynn Town

The Linnets have brought in striker Malachi Linton, 21, on loan from Wycombe Wanderers until the end of the season.