It would appear that new Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst sees the attack as the best form of defence with news today that Town are about to buy another forward!
The latest news from Sky sources suggests that a fee of 750,00 pounds has been agreed between Ipswich and Bristol Rovers for striker Ellis Harrison and this figure could rise to around to around one million when bonuses are triggered. He has been given permission to discuss personal terms with the Tractor Boys and the only thing standing in his way is a medical and the terms of the deal, which is expected to be a three-year contract. It is hoped that by tomorrow afternoon Town can introduce the player to the media via a press conference at Portman Road.
The details are still a bit sketchy but if Town pulls this one off, then three of the four players that Hurst has so far recruited will be players with attack on their minds and this all bodes well for an entertaining season ahead! Already on board are wingers Gwion Edwards and Jordan Roberts and with Hurst quite prepared to pitch youngsters into his team, there is every chance that energy levels will increase discernibly next term.
It is however not all good news on the transfer front because there is talk that Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has confirmed his side have made another bid for Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn – although Town is adamant that their asking price of between eight and ten million is a long way from being realised.
And Town’s attempt to bring in a left back was thwarted today when Scunthorpe Chairman Peter Swan derided the bid placed by the Blues for Conor Townsend as ‘rubbish’ and Town join Hull City in having a bid for the player rejected.
Whether Town increases their offer is open to debate but the Scunthorpe Chairman said, ” If I feel it’s right for the football club I’ll do it but it has to be the right offer and we’ve not had that at the minute.”
F.W. – editor of Vital Ipswich