Middlesbrough midfielder Sam Morsy has emerged as a surprise late transfer target for Ipswich Town, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.
The Tractor Boys have made an enquiry into the Egypt international’s availability with just a few days of the transfer window remaining and discussions have started with the Teessiders as to whether a move will be possible.
Morsy is a Paul Cook favourite having skippered his Chesterfield and Wigan Athletic sides, and he left the Latics in September 2020 to join Boro.
A regular under Neil Warnock, Morsy played 31 times last season in the Championship but spent two of the first three matches of the 2021-22 season on the bench and was red carded against Blackburn Rovers yesterday.
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Cook has already added to his midfield options this summer with the permanent acquisitions of Lee Evans and Rekeem Harper but it looks as though he’s not finished when it comes to that particular position, with the Suffolk side still yet to win a match in League One this season.
This would be some transfer coup if Ipswich were to pull it off, but it seems quite unlikely.
Boro don’t have a mass amount of squad depth as it is so Warnock would surely be reluctant to let Morsy go, but he’s also a regular in Warnock’s plans and it wouldn’t make much sense to sell up.
Morsy’s tenacious qualities and breaking up of play makes him a valuable commodity for a Championship team and it’s hard to see him stepping down to League One – even though he does have a good rapport with Paul Cook.
Even though for now it’s seemingly just an enquiry, it proves that Ipswich are serious players in the transfer market and if they can offer the right amount of money, maybe Boro could be tempted to cash in and Morsy could be swayed by reuniting with Cook once more.