Luton to land Cambridge's Berry

Luke Berry of Cambridge United battles with Pontus Jansson of Leeds United during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United at Cambs Glass Stadium on...

HITC Sport understands Luton set to land unsettled Cambridge star.

Luke Berry of Cambridge United and Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United battle for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United at Cambs Glass...Luke Berry of Cambridge United and Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United battle for the ball 

Luton Town have agreed a deal for Cambridge United midfielder Luke Berry, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club

Cambridge confirmed earlier on Thursday that they had received a transfer request from Berry.

A host of clubs have been chasing Berry this summer with Cambridge turning down four offers for the goalscoring midfielder this summer with a possible move to Hibernian falling through.

However, after they player made the decision to ask to leave the club have reluctantly agreed a deal with League Two rivals Luton for Berry.

Luke Berry of Cambridge United battles with Pontus Jansson of Leeds United during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United at Cambs Glass Stadium on...

The 24-year-old scored 22 goals in 52 games for the League Two side last season and his arrival will come as a massive boost for Luton.

Luton boss Nathan Jones is building a side capable of winning promotion from League Two this season and he sees Berry as being a key addition to his plans.

Berry, who is in his second spell at Cambridge after a one-year stint at Barnsley in 2014-15, came through the youth ranks at Cambridge and made 237 appearances in all competitions, scoring 59 times.

Berry has been Cambridge's top scorer in the last two seasons and his departure will be a major blow for U's boss Shaun Derry.

 

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