Report: Ipswich striker David McGoldrick would consider Derby move

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick is reportedly on Derby County boss Paul Clement’s radar.

According to the Sun, Ipswich Town forward David McGoldrick could become a Derby County player this summer, with the former Nottingham Forest striker said to be ‘open’ to the move.

The report states that the 27-year-old, who scored seven goals in 26 appearances last season, is willing to consider a proposed switch to Derby as he enters the final year of his contract.

Last season, Leicester City were linked with an £8million pound move for the Republic of Ireland international, as reported by the Derby Telegraph, which prompted Mick McCarthy to question the future of his striker.

The move between the two clubs didn’t materialise, however, McGoldrick is yet to sign a new deal and now has just 12 months to run on his current contract.

Do Derby really need McGoldrick?

After strengthening their squad with the likes of Darren Bent, Tom Ince and Andreas Weimann, the Rams don’t look short of attacking talent.

McGoldrick has proven himself among the top strikers in the Championship over the past two seasons, with 21 goals in 57 games, but has suffered a number of injuries.

If Ipswich were looking to sell the player cheap, he would be seen as a better option in the squad than Conor Sammon. However, unless Clement allows one of his forwards to leave, it potentially looks like an expensive waste of time on their part.

The former Forest striker, should he stay at Portman Road, could play another big part in a promotion push for the Tractor Boys and McCarthy will be reluctant to part with him easily.

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