HITC Sport understands Shrewsbury have made a bid for Northampton defender Aaron Pierre.

Shrewsbury Town have launched a bid for Northampton Town defender Aaron Pierre as they look to fend off interest from Championship and League One clubs for his signature, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Pierre enjoyed an outstanding season for Northampton and he was rewarded by cleaning the boards at the club’s end of season awards.

The Grenada international was a virtual ever-present for Northampton this season, making 45 appearances and chipping in with eight goals from central defence.

The 26-year-old’s performances have not gone unnoticed among teams higher up the football ladder and they are monitoring his situation during this summer’s transfer window.

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Pierre is entering the final year of his contract at Northampton and his suitors are ready to test the Cobblers’ resolve to hang onto the powerful defender.

Shrewsbury are keen to strengthen their squad this summer after narrowly avoiding relegation from League One and they have made Pierre one of their top targets.

However, they could face competition from a number of Championship and League One clubs who are also weighing up moves for the Pierre this summer.

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