Birmingham City are one of three clubs keeping close tabs on Ipswich Town’s star striker Martyn Waghorn this summer.
Nobody was directly involved in more Championship goals last season than Waghorn who scored 16 goals and assisted 11 more.
The Blades recently lodged a £6million bid for the striker, which is just the latest in a string of bids made by Chris Wilder, report the Sheffield Star.
Despite their current embargo, Garry Monk is keen to keep moving with transfer dealings in the event that the transfer ban is lifted.
Waghorn only moved to Ipswich from Rangers last August, but his debut season looks set to land him a new move straight away.
So would Waghorn be a good acquisition for Garry Monk’s men?
Signing Waghorn would automatically improve this Birmingham side no end.
The attacker possesses everything you want in a modern striker. Despite his height, the Ipswich man has pace, power and the footballing nouse in abundance.
Garry Monk would be lucky to have the forward in his armoury ahead of the new season, should a deal materialise.
But a move from Ipswich to Birmingham is like going from one broken car to another; it is a sideways move.
It would be a good signing should Birmingham find themselves in the situation where they can buy players as they have a transfer embargo.
But Waghorn should aim higher if he is to leave Ipswich.
A very good signing.
Blues are short up front and Waghorn proved last season that he can score goals at this level whilst he’s a hard worker too.
He will cost but the former Rangers man would seriously improve Monk’s XI.
I think so.
Blues need more attacking threat and Waghorn is proven at this level.
They’ll need someone in behind to help work off of him, though, whether that is Jota or a new face.
Yes, for Birmingham absolutely. He might be a bit out of their price range though at £10m
They do need a forward, someone who can score 15 or 20 a season and he fits the bill.