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Ipswich Town closing in on deal for 16-goal striker



Ipswich Town are expected to sign Accrington Stanley striker Kayden Jackson after they agreed a fee with the League One club.

The Tractor Boys have been looking to do a deal for the 24-year-old in this window but had been frustrated by Stanley’s strong stance.

They refused to budge on their valuation for the player and Ipswich saw a £1.75m bid rejected last week.

Whilst reports of a transfer request by Jackson were denied by chairman Andy Holt, reports suggested the striker made it clear he wanted to leave.

And, he could be getting his way now, with Sun journalist Alan Nixon confirming on Twitter that the deal ‘should get done’ after a suitable offer was presented to the third-tier side.

It will continue a remarkable rise for the player who was playing non-league football just a few years ago.

Jackson worked his way up from Tamworth to Wrexham before earning a move to Barnsley, although he didn’t play for the Tykes and was sent out on-loan.

However, he signed for Stanley last summer and scored 16 goals as they won the League Two title last season.

The Verdict

This fits in with Paul Hurst’s recent signings at Ipswich, as he is building a side of young, hungry players, who are desperate to prove themselves at a higher level.

Whether Jackson is up to it remains to be seen but Hurst has clearly seen enough and there’s no denying he has been outstanding in the past year.

But, he will have big boots to fill at Portman Road, as he is sure to be a replacement for Martyn Waghorn, who is on the move.

Thoughts, Ipswich fans? Let us know in the comments below.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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