Luton land Edwards
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luton Town have beaten off a host of clubs to win the race for Carlos Edwards.Luton Town have beaten off a host of clubs to win the race for Wrexham wing-back Carlos Edwards.
The player's agent Mike Berry confirmed to skysports.com that the Trinidadian star had been tracked by a raft of Championship sides, although opted for the League One champions thanks to the influence of Hatters boss Mike Newell.
Newell will see Edwards as a key addition to his squad as they attempt to make the step up to England's second tier, and he becomes the latest addition at Kenilworth Road after Warren Feeney signed from Stockport on transfer deadline day.
Berry confirmed that Edwards will join up with his new team-mates in early June, and praised Newell for building up a good relationship with the 26-year-old whilst he has been tracking his progress.
"He will sign for Luton, effectively it will be the 1st of July, but we've agreed personal terms and he's looking forward to joining the club," Berry told skysports.com.
"We turned down Plymouth last Friday, and also Coventry, but he also had Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds, he had numerous Championship clubs chasing him.
"Mike Newell's been watching him for three years and he has a good rapport with the manager and Mike Newell made him very welcome at the meeting and the chairman was very ambitious and they just said all the right things you know.
"But mainly Mike Newell, he won the League One Manger of the Year award last night and there is a nice rapport between the two of them, that's the main reason he joined, Mike Newell."