Report suggests Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough will be disappointed in Martyn Waghorn pursuit

Martyn Waghorn of Rangers celebrates after he scores from the penalty spot during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4,...

Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough reportedly want Ipswich Town’s Martyn Waghorn.

Martyn Waghorn of Ipswich Town celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Middlesbrough at Portman Road on May 6, 2018 in...

Martyn Waghorn may have left Rangers a bit prematurely, but the former Sunderland striker did well during his two years at Ibrox.

Waghorn scored 44 goals in all competitions in his two years at Rangers, as reported by The Ipswich Star, and he deservedly got the chance to play for Ipswich Town in the Championship in England.

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Signed from Rangers in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by The East Anglian Daily Times to be worth £250,000, the 28-year-old forward scored 16 goals and provided 11 assists in 39 Championship starts for Ipswich last season.

Martyn Waghorn of Ipswich Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in Ipswich, England.

Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough interest

The former Leicester forward is a key player for the Tractor Boys, and there is no surprise that the 28-year-old forward has been linked with moves to Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest.

Middlesbrough and Forest are big clubs in the Championship, and both Boro and the Reds will be aiming for promotion next season.

Martyn Waghorn of Ipswich Town and Liam Moore of Reading compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Reading at Portman Road on December 16, 2017 in...

Disappointment

According to The East Anglian Daily Times, Middlesbrough are preparing to make a move for Waghorn should they sell Patrick Bamford to Championship rivals Forest.

Aitor Karanka’s Forest side themselves could turn their attention towards the former England Under-21 international should they fail to secure the services of forward Bamford, according to the report.

However, The East Anglian Daily Times has claimed that Ipswich owner Marcus Evans will turn down big offers for Waghorn, meaning that Forest and Middlesbrough are likely to be disappointed if they do make a move for the former Rangers forward.

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