Report: Ipswich take Valenciennes striker Andy Faustin on trial

Ipswich Town look set to take Valenciennes striker Andy Faustin on trial, with the French youngster previously linked to Crystal Palace.

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.

The Tractor Boys have already cashed in on one of these cheap recruits after selling Tyrone Mings to Bournemouth for £8 million - as reported by The Guardian.

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.

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