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Millwall join Birmingham in race for 31-year-old



Millwall are ready to battle Birmingham City for goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski, who looks set to leave Ipswich Town this summer.

The 31-year-old has been a top player for the Tractor Boys on the whole since arriving at Portman Road five years ago, although he did struggle last season, with Dean Gerken taking his place at times.

However, his performances over the years have proven he is more than capable of thriving in the Championship and according to the Daily Mirror (06/06, page 57), the two second-tiers side are interested in Bialkowski.

The Lions are desperate for a new number one having lost David Martin to West Ham, whilst Jordan Archer and Ben Amos have left The Den as their deals expired, so bringing in a keeper is a priority.

Meanwhile, Garry Monk is on the lookout for a new keeper with the experienced Lee Camp currently first-choice but he hasn’t always convinced.

Bialkowski seems likely to leave Paul Lambert’s side after they were relegated to League One following a very tough campaign.

The Verdict

This would be an excellent signing for Birmingham or Millwall and it’s a surprise that no other sides have shown an interest in the stopper.

Despite an inconsistent year, he was superb prior to that and at 31 he still has a lot to offer.

So, both sides will be desperate to conclude this deal as soon as possible and it would be a real coup for whoever lands the player, whilst Ipswich aren’t going to be able to demand a huge fee after relegation.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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