Things haven’t worked out for Vaclav Hladky since he left Salford City to join Ipswich Town as one of a host of new arrivals at Portman Road last summer.
The Czech goalkeeper began as the Tractor Boys’ number one but by October he had fallen behind Christian Walton in the pecking order at the League One club.
Hladky has played second fiddle ever since and despite having two years still left on his contract, now looks as though he could be set to leave Ipswich.
Scottish club Aberdeen have been linked and we’ve examined what we know so far to investigate whether it is likely to happen…
What do we know so far?
The Daily Record reported back in April that Hladky was one of Aberdeen’s top targets, with Ipswich willing to let him leave and the player keen to move to find regular first team football.
It is understood that Jim Goodwin, who managed the shot-stopped at St Mirren, is keen to bring him back north of the border.
A fresh report from the Scottish publication earlier this week indicated that though they were yet to make an offer for the 31-year-old, the Dons remained keen on signing him this summer.
Hladky’s current contract runs until 2024 while, as per Salary Sport, the keeper is on a wage of £4,500-per-week at Portman Road.
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Is it likely to happen?
Yes, this is certainly a deal that could materialise in the coming weeks.
The interest remains from Aberdeen’s perspective with Goodwin a real fan of Hladky after the pair worked together at St Mirren.
There has yet to be a bid from the Scottish club but with the start of the summer transfer window a few days away, that could come soon.
Ipswich are understood to be open to letting the 31-year-old leave and have Walton as their first choice number one already while the Czech shot-stopper is keen to go somewhere and get regular football, which looks like a possibility at Pittodrie.
Whether the move will be a loan or a permanent deal remains to be seen – though you feel the longer the wait goes on the more likely it is it will only be temporary as money is spent elsewhere.