Rumour Mill-Luke It Might Be O'Neill!
20 year old Mansfield defender,Luke O`Neill is attracting the attention of a number of Championship clubs including Burnley according to the Lancashire Telegraph.
Other clubs in the running could well be both this season's Championship play-off semi-final losers, Birmingham and Cardiff.
O`Neill has only one year left to run on his contract. It is thought he would only command a modest transfer fee in the region of about £50,000 to £60,000 although the Stags may well want to boost that with add-ons and sell-on clauses.
The Slough-born defender has been a key player this season for the Conference side helping them come closer to a return to the Football League. Sadly though the Stags were beaten in their Conference play-off semi final by York City and they now face a fifth year of non-league football.
O'Neill is a former England youth international at under 17 level and started his career with Leicester City coming through their youth academy. Loan spells at Tranmere and Kettering followed before he joined Mansfield on a free transfer in June 2011.
The right back has both height and pace. He likes to get forward by all accounts and support the attack. His set-pieces and crossing ability also pose a threat.
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