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Ipswich Town in transfer tussle with Hull City in race to sign speedy attacker



Hull City and Ipswich Town are set to battle it out for out-of-favour Middlesbrough winger Marvin Johnson.

The speedy wide man, who can also play at left-back, only joined the north east side 12 months ago when he was a signing under Garry Monk.

However, he failed to establish himself as a regular in the side after joining but was completely frozen out once the former Leeds boss was sacked at Christmas.

His replacement, Tony Pulis, barely used the 27-year old as Boro made a late play-off push that ultimately ended in semi-final disappointment.

Therefore, it’s unlikely he will be required at the Riverside next season and the Daily Mail are reporting that Hull and Ipswich are keen on bringing the player in as they look to strengthen ahead of the new campaign.

The report also states that any deal could be a permanent transfer or a loan and that the Teesside outfit will have to take a hit on the £3m that they paid for him last summer which is understandable.

The Verdict

Johnson hasn’t had the best of times at Middlesbrough and he will be frustrated that he couldn’t show his ability in the Championship.

With great pace, a direct style and a good left foot, he could be a good option for both interested sides as they seek new options.

Given his lack of game time under Pulis a move would make sense for all parties.

Thoughts, Boro, Ipswich and Hull fans? Let us know in the comments below!

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Ipswich Town in transfer tussle with Hull City in race to sign speedy attacker

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