In a transfer saga that has run the length of the summer, Martyn Waghorn looks set to sign for Derby County, according to The East Anglian Daily Times.
Ipswich Town’s striker looks set for a move to Pride Park after boss Frank Lampard reignited his interest in the 28-year-old.
It was expected the forward would sign for Middlesbrough after a £5million bid was accepted by his parent club.
And now Derby have re-entered the race for the striker.
Last month, Ipswich wanted £10million for the striker, but the two Championship clubs couldn’t agree on a fee.
The striker did not feature for Ipswich in their opening day draw with Blackburn Rovers at Portman Road on Saturday.
Derby have been after Waghorn all summer, and Lampard now looks set to get his man with the transfer window set to close at 5 pm on Thursday.
Will Waghorn’s move to Lampard’s Derby be a good signing for the club and the player?
I’m not convinced.
Last season Waghorn was excellent, but expectation levels weren’t high at Ipswich.
Under Lampard at Derby, the pressure will be on to deliver.
With Waghorn up front and competing with Jack Marriott, Dave Nugent and Cameron Jerome, Derby have some really good options.
The 28-year-old is not going to be short of service with the likes of Tom Lawrence, Mason Mount, Harry Wilson and Florian Jozefzoon behind him.
You can expect Waghorn to keep scoring goals for the Rams.
I think so.
Derby have plenty of attackers, but if they decide to get rid of someone, then Waghorn could be a good arrival.
He certainly scored plenty last season.
No, not for me.
Waghorn was worth £250,000 a year ago, and now teams are throwing upwards of £5m at him.
I’m yet to be convinced last season wasn’t merely a flash in the pan. I would have hoped derby could do better.
You have to say that the Rams now have one of the most exciting attacks in the division.
Mount, Wilson, Lawrence, Marriott, Vydra and Waghorn should bring goals galore to Pride Park this season.