Welsh defender Regan Poole has recently been released by Manchester United. Kilmarnock should make an ambitious move for the defender, which would be a real statement of intent.
The defender had been out on loan at Newport County in League Two for part of this season. He was a key player as they made it all the way to the League Two play-offs, before suffering defeat to Tranmere Rovers.
Now on the hunt for a new club, Poole recently told the BBC there are a ‘few clubs’ who are interested in him.
It would be a great bit of business for Killie if they could get the defender signed on at Rugby Park. It could give him the chance to make the Red Devils regret releasing him.
Poole is a future star
Poole has plenty of experience for his age. He made his single Manchester United appearance in 2016 under Louis Van Gaal in the Europa League.
He has had plenty of loan spells out in the lower leagues of English football. He made 24 appearances at Northampton last season and this year he starred for Newport.
At just 20-years-old, he has had all of this experience, plus he has captained United’s U23 squad. Factor in his potential and experience, Poole is also versatile. He’s played at right-back and centre-back this season, even featuring at defensive midfield occasionally.
He’ll have plenty of offers as he is a man with huge potential. With a permanent club and a run of games, he could reach the top.
Killie could benefit from the Welshman’s services. Kirk Broadfoot and Steven Boyd aren’t getting any younger and may not to be able to fulfill as many minutes this term.
Poole could come in and become a new young addition to the backline, although that would be harsh on Broadfoot, who was brilliant this year alongside Stuart Findlay.
If Poole was brought in, you could build a team around him. He’s top defender who can play nearly anywhere across the back line. If they can promise him game time, and the finances work out, Killie should really enquire about his services.
Rugby Park could give him a platform to reach heady heights that could make the Old Trafford club regret releasing him.