Interest mounts in Ipswich's McGoldrick

HITC Sport understands Ipswich striker is a target for several clubs this summer.

Ipswich Town's David McGoldrick (C) celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot with Freddie Sears

A number of Premier League and Championship clubs are weighing up moves for Ipswich Town forward David McGoldrick this summer, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

McGoldrick is regarded as one of the best strikers in the Championship after impressing at Ipswich during the last three seasons.

The 28-year-old, who was the subject of an £8million bid from Leicester City in 2014, has scored 32 goals and laid on 16 assists in a 104 appearances for Ipswich with the player seeing his progress last season hampered by injuries.

Ipswich's David McGoldrick and Birmingham's Jonathan Spector in action

McGoldrick is now back to full fitness and clubs in the Premier League and Championship are ready to test Ipswich's resolve to hang on to the former Southampton hit-man.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy and Bolton manager Neil Lennon

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is keen to keep hold of McGoldrick for next season, but the Portman Road club would find it hard to resist a sizeable offer for the player this summer.

Republic of Ireland international McGoldrick has two years to run on his contract at Ipswich and he is understood to be keen to test himself at a higher level if any of his Premier League suitors firm up their interest in his services.

Middlesbrough's Grant Leadbitter and Ipswich's David McGoldrick

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