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Swansea City and Bournemouth linked with King's Lynn Town midfielder




Championship outfits Swansea City and Bournemouth are believed to be running the rule over talented Linnets midfielder Sonny Carey.

The energetic Carey has turned in some impressive performances for Lynn since cementing a regular place in Ian Culverhouse's starting line-up.

Football Insider claim that the two Championship clubs are weighing up moves for the 20-year-old, after scouting him in recent weeks.

Sonny Carey gave Lynn a dream start at Notts County. Picture: Ian Burt. (44821940)
Sonny Carey gave Lynn a dream start at Notts County. Picture: Ian Burt. (44821940)

Lynn currently sit 21st in the National League, two spots from the foot of the table, but there is no relegation from the fifth-tier this season due to the severe impact Covid-19 has had on the non-league game.

Despite that, Carey’s performances have caught the eye, with the former Norwich City youngster emerging as one of the standout talents below the Football League.

Carey, who scored the only goal in Lynn's memorable 1-0 FA Cup victory at Port Vale last November, registered his first league goal of the season earlier this month when the Linnets picked up a point at Notts County.

The Hellesdon-born youngster was picked up by Norwich City Academy at the age of seven and was part of the Under 10s and Under 13s squads and played for Under-14s in tournament in Woudenberg, near Utrecht in the summer of 2014.

Midfielder Sonny Carey. Picture: Tim Smith. (45228217)
Midfielder Sonny Carey. Picture: Tim Smith. (45228217)

The Easton and Otley College sports student was selected for the 20-man England Colleges FA national team for the 2018-19 season and has also had trials with both Oxford United and Cambridge United before joining Lynn from Wroxham.

Both potential suitors could be playing in the Premier League next season.

The Swans are pushing for a top two finish, whilst Bournemouth are in the hunt for a play-off place.

Lynn have made a habit of parting with some of their best talent in recent seasons.

Defender Cameron Norman – now with League Two Walsall – signed for Oxford United in the summer of 2018 while full-back Frazer Blake-Tracy was sold to League One Peterborough United exactly a year late following Lynn's dramatic promotion to the National League North via a super play-off.

Matchwinner Sonny Carey after his winning goal against Port Vale. Picture: Tim Smith. (43028483)
Matchwinner Sonny Carey after his winning goal against Port Vale. Picture: Tim Smith. (43028483)


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