As Ipswich Town prepare for life in League One, Paul Lambert will be looking to overhaul his squad in the summer as he looks to guide the club back up into the Championship.
It was a dismal campaign for the Tractor Boys last time around, in a season in which they managed to pick up just five league wins from 46 games.
Lambert will now be looking to rebuild and reshape his squad ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, and one name that has been linked with a move to Portman Road is former Sheffield United forward Conor Washington, according to EADT.
The Northern Ireland international was one of five players let go by the Blades this week, as Chris Wilder prepares his squad for life in the Premier League next season.
Washington endured a frustrating time at Bramall Lane, failing to make an impact in a side that took the league by storm, thanks to the likes of Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick up top.
And, with Ipswich looking to sign him on a free transfer in the summer, we take a look at three reasons as to why the Tractor Boys should reassess their options and forget about sealing this deal…
Washington has been incredibly shy in front of goal over the last couple of years.
The forward failed to find the net in 16 appearances for Sheffield United this season, and netted just six times for QPR last term.
Has he lost his goalscoring touch? It certainly looks that way.
Better options out there
On a free transfer, Washington would probably be seen as a risk-free signing, but there are some fantastic players that could well be available on a free transfer in the summer.
Tranmere Rovers star James Norwood, who is the leading scorer across the whole of the EFL, has been linked with a move to Portman Road on a potential free transfer in the summer.
He is a player that is in red hot form, and is certainly in much better form than Washington going into the new season.
Football can be a lonely place when you’re being isolated from the team and failing to make an impact.
This is, unfortunately, a place that Washington has found himself in over the last few years, and he may find it hard to replicate the form showed at Peterborough United and Newport County a few years ago.
Ipswich need fighters and winners in their squad if they are to make an immediate return to the Championship, and Washington just does not possess that right now.