Ipswich Town join list of teams chasing Barnsley striker Tom Bradshaw

Ipswich Town are the latest club to be linked with a move for Barnsley striker Tom Bradshaw.

Friday, 20th July 2018, 12:48 pm
Updated Friday, 20th July 2018, 12:52 pm
Tom Bradshaw

Wales international Bradshaw is currently in Budapest for the club’s week-long training camp.

But the 25-year-old’s future remains uncertain with the Reds having already rejected three bids for the sought-after striker so far.

Millwall, Reading and Hull City are all keen to sign the player who has dropped down to League One this season after Barnsley’s relegation.

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Bradshaw has impressed in pre-season with goals, but is understood to want to stay playing in the Championship and a better level of football to keep his international career on track.

The Reds return from their Hungarian training camp on Sunday and have a pre-season friendly scheduled for Tuesday night at home to West Brom (7.45pm kick-off).

Daniel Stendel’s team kick off the new League One season at home to Oxford United on Saturday 4thAugust.

But worryingly for their supporters the new German boss has not signed ONE player during the summer.

Fan’s favourite Adam Hammill was released with a string of other players at the end of last season, while the club failed to secure defender and club captain Andy Yiadom on a new contract.

Yiadom signed a four-year deal with Reading and the Oakwell exit door has remained firmly open with Stevie Mallan (Hibernian), Matty Pearson (Luton Town) and Christoph Knasmullner (Rapid Vienna) having all left this summer.

And with exactly a fortnight to go until the start of the new season, many of the club’s supporters will be wondering when the club are going to sign ANY new players.

Reds’ Chief Executive Gauthier Ganaye issued a statement on the 10thJune admitting “last season was a big disappointment” but that the club “were prepared for this [relegation] and we had a list of different player targets for each division we may have been in”.

However, over a month later and the Reds have still not signed a player, a lack of action which might cause some supporters to question the club’s desire to win promotion back to the Championship.

Ganaye stressed in his statement: “We would be lying if we said didn’t want to be going for promotion. Our fan base would not understand if we said the opposite.”