According to South London Press, reported Derby County target Joe Pigott has dominated AFC Wimbledon’s end-of-season awards with a clean sweep of titles.
The striker has enjoyed a terrific campaign at AFC Wimbledon.
Pigott scored 22 goals in all competitions for the club. His form subsequently attracted plenty of interest from Championship clubs seeking a bargain this summer.
TEAMtalk claim Derby, Bristol City, Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City are keen.
South London Press, meanwhile, claimed Wycombe Wanderers pushed hardest for his signature in January while Charlton Athletic were also in the frame for him.
The Dons were desperate to retain him, but Pigott has since told the club’s official website how he will leave this summer at the end of his contract and look for a new club.
His efforts this season has seen him pick up the Player of the Year award alongside the WDON Radio Player of the Year and the Junior Dons’ Player of the Year award.
Championship clubs will no doubt be scrambling for his signature this summer.
Derby must do their utmost to sign him as the 27-year-old is a sure-fire bargain.
The Rams were the lowest scorers in the Championship last season. Moreover, Martyn Waghorn is out of contract while loanee Lee Gregory has returned to Stoke City.
Colin Kazim-Richards surprised most last season. However, the much-travelled striker turns 35 in August. He isn’t a long-term solution nor a regular goal scorer.
Pigott, aside from his goals, has more in his locker and at 27 he can improve further.
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