Report provides update on Ipswich's hopes of landing Rangers' Josh Windass

Rangers fans are seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ipswich Town were reportedly hoping to bring Josh Windass to the Championship with a £2million fee being mooted for the Rangers attacker.

Josh Windass of Rangers in action during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ipswich Town appear to be discovering that a deal for Rangers midfielder Josh Windass is proving more difficult than expected.

The Sun (9 August, page 55) had claimed that the Tractor Boys wanted to sign the goal-scoring midfielder in a £2 million move before Thursday’s 5:00pm transfer deadline. Windass was in excellent form for the Gers in 2017/18, scoring 18 times to finish as the club’s joint-top scorer with Alfredo Morelos.

But latest reports in the East Anglian Daily Times suggest that this saga could rumble on beyond the transfer deadline.

 

Windass is due to feature in Rangers’ Europa League qualifying clash with Maribor on Thursday evening, meaning Ipswich are struggling to get the deal over the line in time.

And there is a hold up because Ipswich are hoping to sell Joe Garner before going all out for Windass. Selling the former Preston frontman is proving problematic, however, with Bolton Wanderers moving onto other targets.

Joe Garner of Ipswich celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Ipswich team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Ipswich Town at The Den on August 15,...

The EADT add that Ipswich and Rangers held further talks over Windass on Thursday morning but no real progress was made despite the 24-year-old being keen on a move to the Championship.

Therefore, it is reported that Ipswich could attempt to land Windass on loan instead with second-tier clubs able to bring in new players on a temporary basis until the end of August. It remains to be seen, however, whether Rangers would be happy to let Windass leave temporarily for nothing.

Josh Windass of Rangers has a shot on goalduring the Pre-Seaso n Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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