May 24, 2024

Wrexham has been promoted back to the third division for the first time since 2005, so they can now begin preparing for life in League One.

Wrexham’s victory over Forest Green Rovers 6-0 on Saturday afternoon has meant celebrations for the team over the past several days.

Wrexham were far too good for League Two’s bottom club and raced into a 4-0 lead by half-time.

Two more second-half goals secured promotion for Wrexham with Mansfield Town’s win at Milton Keynes Dons securing Phil Parkinson’s place in League One.

Wrexham do still have two games to go, but we couldn’t blame fans for dreaming about who could sign for for the club this summer.

If Wrexham were able to attract the likes of Steven Fletcher and James McClean in League Two, who knows who could turn up in League One?

Parkinson and co will surely have a host of targets in mind already and one player stands out from the crowd… Arthur Okonkwo to the latest in Wrexham
The acquisition of goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo would undoubtedly be among the top priorities this summer.The 22-year-old goalkeeper, who was on loan from Arsenal to Wrexham this season, has improved. Okonkwo is certain to be leaving the Emirates Stadium when his contract with Arsenal expires this summer. Although Wrexham will undoubtedly press Okonkwo to sign a long-term contract, this may come down to finances.

According to The Athletic, Okonkwo’s pay demands will determine whether there is a “scramble” for his signature and whether Wrexham pursues him.

It is understood that during Okonkwo’s tenure at the STōK Cae Ras, Wrexham paid less than half of his pay.

This implies that in order to offer Okonkwo terms that are comparable to those he received at Arsenal, Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds will need to work hard.

Worth the investment, Okonkwo
Wrexham’s operations in the past few years have primarily revolved around acquiring players with track records who can contribute right away.

Although McClean and Fletcher come to mind, other individuals that fit the same description include Will Boyle, Eoghan O’Connell, George Evans, Elliot Lee, Ollie Palmer, and Paul Mullin.

Wrexham hasn’t given much thought to acquiring young players with future potential, but with consecutive promotions, that will undoubtedly take precedence.

In addition to the significant experience in the squad, Okonkwo would be the kind of player that Wrexham could nurture and eventually sell for a high price.

Okonkwo’s pay may seem high, but considering his past performance and future growth potential, it might be a wise investment.

Although other teams may be considered, we would like to see Okonkwo return to Wrexham following such a successful season.

 

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