Ipswich should target Middlesbrough's James Husband if the club sell Jonas Knudsen to Wolves

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town could lose left-back Jonas Knudsen and they should target Middlesbrough's James Husband as his replacement.

Ipswich Town face the prospect of losing highly-rated left-back Jonas Knudsen, with Championship rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers lining up a move, as reported by the Birmingham Mail.

The 24-year-old moved from Danish side Esbjerg fB in 2015, and has impressed in his two years at the club. The Danish international has made 82 appearances for the Tractor Boys.

Ipswich’s Jonas Knudsen applauds fans after the gameJonas Knudsen joined Ipswich Town from Esbjerg fB in 2015

Knudsen has become a popular figure at Portman Road and has developed a reputation for his no nonsense approach to defending.

The full-back is one of the few players at the club that can potentially be sold for a significant fee. Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is familiar with the 'sell to buy' model that has been implemented at the club in recent seasons by owner Marcus Evans.

While Ipswich fans will be disappointed with the potential loss of one of their most consistent performers, the club will be able to demand a high fee from Wolves, who look set to flex their financial muscles this summer.

Ipswich should target out-of-favour Middlesbrough full-back James Husband to replace the void left by Knudsen's departure.

The 23-year-old has made just eight first-team appearances at the Riverside Stadium since joining from Doncaster Rovers in 2014. It is likely that his immediate future lies away from Teesside, as the club have a number of options at left-back.

Despite his development being hindered in recent years, Husband is still young enough to develop into a top quality Championship player; especially if he is given regular first-team football, something he would be likely to get at Ipswich.

A move to Portman Road would be a perfect fit and a bid for Husband would not break the bank.

Barnsley's Kane Hemmings and Middlesbrough's James Husband

 

 

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