Luton Looming? Cavalry Confirm Pepple Transfer
The sale of in-demand Canadian striker Aribim Pepple has been confirmed by Cavalry FC.
“We’ve agreed to terms with a club,” revealed head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. to local outlets. “We’re finalizing paperwork before we make a final announcement, but he will be transferred in this transfer window.”
The 19-year old was recently spotted with English Championship side Luton Town, who appear to have hijacked a previous bid from League Two side Forest Green Rovers. Given that he was on the bench during a friendly against Northampton and openly follows The Hatters on social media, there’s little left to do but wait for the official announcement.
The move abroad comes after Pepple’s return to Canada’s domestic league saw him go on a hot patch of record-breaking form, with Pepple scoring six goals in his last five games before the club granted him an ‘overseas leave’ to trial with his English suitors.
The Kettering-born youngster has ‘toured’ himself over in England before, having trialed with both Sheffield United and Leicester City back in 2021 before eventually landing with the Getafe U-19 squad in Spain, where he scored on his debut.
Pepple had first inked a deal with his current Canadian Premier League side back when in 2019 when he was just 16 years old youth. He made fifteen appearances for the side before his stint in Spain with Getafe, and then returned this season and absolutely lit the league alight this summer.
Pepple’s soon-to-be-former side sits top of the table on a blistering run of form, currently finding themselves on an eleven-match unbeaten streak. It’s been a busy transfer window for the Alberta-based side, with newcomer Roberto Alarcon impressing already and Haiti international Mikael Cantave getting into camp.
Let’s not forget that Cavalry also launched youngster Victor Loturi into the Scottish Premiership this window, too.
While neither Luton Town nor Cavalry FC have confirmed Pepple’s new destination, it looks all but done-and-dusted. Beyond Cavalry’s Loturi, he joins a growing number of CPL exports to land in Europe this window, with Diyaeddine Abzi and William Akio also making moves.