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Ipswich boss lifts lid on failed move for Wolves star, discloses Reading’s bid



Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has spoken out about their side’s failed attempt to land Wolves forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, who eventually signed for Jaap Stam’s Reading, reports The Express and Star.

The 25-year-old only moved to Molineux last summer and started reasonably well with two goals and three assists in his first nine Championship appearances, only for things to seriously tail off as the season progressed.

In fact, the Iceland international, part of the side that famously knocked England out of Euro 2016, scored just once in 20 appearances in 2017 for Wolves, yet attracted attention earlier this summer from McCarthy’s Ipswich.

And the Tractor Boys chief, who managed Wolves between 2006 and 2012, has admitted that Reading spent £3 million on the forward’s services to end his own side’s hopes of landing him on loan for the coming season.

He said: ‘We thought we were getting Bodvarsson on loan, but Reading bid £3m. We’ll keep looking (for a striker).’

The 25-year-old secured a move to Stam’s Reading last week, and what with Deniss Rakels out on loan and Dominic Samuel expected to follow him, as well as an injury to top-scorer Yann Kermorgant, the Dutchman needed to bolster his forward ranks going into the new season.

The £3 million fee may surprise Reading fans yet likely please Wolves supporters, who although many weren’t overly sold on getting rid of Bodvarsson, will probably be delighted to make a profit on the Iceland star despite a frustrating season last time out.

But whether the 25-year-old can improve and make his mark at Reading next term very much remains to be seen.

Reading, Ipswich, and Wolves fans… what do you make McCarthy’s comments? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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Article title: Ipswich boss lifts lid on failed move for Wolves star, discloses Reading’s bid

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