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Leyton Orient keen to sign departed Sheffield Wednesday man after Charlton Athletic loan



Tyreeq Bakinson’s departure from Sheffield Wednesday has prompted Leyton Orient to pursue him, according to Football Insider on X.

Leyton Orient have become the latest team to be linked with a move for the soon-to-be free agent as they look to add to their roster. They are preparing for another season in League One, led by Richie Wellens.

Bakinson, 25, left Sheffield Wednesday this summer after his contract expired, and he now has to make a huge decision about his next move.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Charlton Athletic, and according to FootballTransfers, the club wants him permanently, as do Wycombe Wanderers.

However, in the most recent report on his future by Football Insider on X, the O’s have emerged as a possible suitor. They finished 11th in the table last season, 11 points behind the play-offs.

Leyton Orient want midfielder

Bakinson might provide more competition and depth to Leyton Orient’s midfield. The Londoner began his career with Luton Town and progressed through the Hatters’ academy ranks before leaving Kenilworth Road as a youngster to join Bristol City.

He then spent five years at Ashton Gate, making 54 appearances in all competitions and scoring five goals.

The Robins loaned him out to Newport County, Plymouth Argyle, and Ipswich Town to gain experience before he went permanently in 2022.

Bakinson was then signed by Sheffield Wednesday, where he played 42 games and helped the Owls win promotion from the third division under former manager Darren Moore in his first year.

He fell out of favour in the Championship last season and was loaned out to Charlton Athletic in January to acquire some playing time.

Where next?

Leyton Orient would be able to provide him with regular playing time, which he requires right now.

However, if Wellens’ team is to complete the deal, they will have to overcome competition from Charlton Athletic and Wycombe Wanderers.