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Celtic set to miss out as EFL club’s six-figure deal edges closer

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Ipswich Town are set to beat Celtic in the race for Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist with all parties now confident that the deal will be finalised, according to Football Insider.

The 29-year-old turned heads with his performances for United in the 2020/21 campaign but with just a year left on his deal, the Scottish club look set to cash in on their player of the year.

Mark Ashton has made a fast start to life as CEO at Ipswich and it seems Siegrist could become his latest signing.

Football Insider has reported that after the Tractor Boys’ £350,000 bid a deal is close to being agreed for the Swiss keeper, with Celtic set to miss out.

The report claims that all parties are confident that the United keeper’s move to Portman Road will be finalised.

There had been suggestions elsewhere that Ipswich may find themselves in a bidding war for Siegrist but it seems they have avoided that.

His arrival would bolster a goalkeeper unit that does not look convincing, with Tomas Holy currently the only option in the senior squad after the departures of both David Cornell and Harry Wright.

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Which League One side did Tomas Holy join from two years ago?

The Verdict

Beating Celtic to the signing of Siegrist looks like something of a coup for Ipswich, not just because the Scottish giants have had so much success at raiding other SPFL teams in the past.

The 29-year-old was United’s standout player in the 2020/21 campaign but could cost the Tractor Boys just £350,000.

If he can cement his place as a reliable number one for Paul Cook, that will look an excellent bit of business from Ashton.

The new Ipswich CEO was not a popular figure among the Bristol City fanbase but has made an impressive start at Portman Road.


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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