Sunderland striker Will Grigg is said to be wanted by Ipswich Town this summer, with Football Insider reporting that Paul Cook is a big fan of the player.
Of course the two men are very familiar with each other, having both worked at Wigan Athletic for the best part of a year as Grigg’s goals got the Latics back to the Championship.
Whilst the frontman himself is also hopelessly out of favour at the Stadium of Light due to the emergence of Charlie Wyke and as a result currently finds himself out on loan at MK Dons.
Since moving to Buckinghamshire, the Northern Ireland striker has scored three times in eight starts and has seemingly rejuvenated what was a stuttering career.
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Here, we take a look at TWO knock-on effects at Ipswich Town if they manage to sign Grigg in the summer window…
Kayden Jackson departs?
The Tractor Boys striker has been something of a controversial figure this term and is likely to be heading towards the exit door this summer.
Jackson was the subject of strong interest from Huddersfield Town in the Championship during the January window and had appeared set to leave Portman Road until the deal failed to come to fruition.
As a result of his desire to leave, the former Accrington Stanley man was then frozen out by the club’s then manager Paul Lambert and publicly blasted by the Scot for letting him teammates and the club down.
He has been given another chance to prove himself since Cook came in but still looks like the man to make way for Grigg this summer.
A change to one up front?
Grigg has thrived as a lone striker for Milton Keynes and that could well be factor that will give Cook food for thought as he weighs up his options going forward with Ipswich.
At present the Tractor Boys have been starting with a front two, however that tactic has so far failed to bring any real success with several partnerships proving to be ineffective.
Bringing in a striker of Grigg’s experience and quality as a lone striker could well see the Town boss switch to one up front as it would in turn allow for more of his creative midfield players to be slotted into the starting eleven.
A 4-2-3-1 system could be the way to go for the Tractor Boys in the long term if the Sunderland striker arrives but they will need to trim their sizable squad too in order to facilitate this adjustment.