Mick McCarthy’s ability to sniff out a bargain could be about to benefit Ipswich Town all over again after Valenciennes striker Andy Faustin was linked with a trial move to the club.
According to a report from L’Equipe, the 18-year-old has been invited to train with the Portman Road side next week, ahead of a potential move to Suffolk.
Regarded as one of Valenciennes’ brightest prospects, Faustin was linked with a move to Crystal Palace back in January - as mentioned in the same L’Equipe article.
On the fringes of the Ligue 2 side’s first team, the French club are reportedly keen to offload many of their youth prospects as part of strict cost-cutting measures.
The French publication believes Valenciennes are seeking around £70,000 for Faustin.
Though potentially one for the Ipswich Town development squad, the recruitment of the Frenchman to the Blues fold would prove an inexpensive gamble.
Previously with non-league Chippenham Town, Mings cost Ipswich just £10,000 when he arrived in the summer of 2013.
Town fans will be hoping Faustin can impress in the trial and hit similar heights next term.