Report shares the stumbling block preventing Ipswich Town from signing Hull City's Will Keane

Will Keane of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KCOM Stadium on August 6, 2018 in Hull, England.

Ipswich Town signed Will Keane on loan from Hull City in January.

Will Keane of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KCOM Stadium on August 6, 2018 in Hull, England.

According to a report by the East Anglian Daily Times, Will Keane’s past injury record is the reason why Ipswich Town have not yet signed the Hull City man on a permanent deal despite the player being keen on a move.

The former Manchester United man joined Ipswich on loan from Hull during the January transfer window. He had previously struggled for game-time at Hull, making just four starts in the past two Championship campaigns.

 

Keane has since become a popular figure at Ipswich. However, injuries have restricted him to just nine league starts since January with the striker netting three goals.

It is said in the report that Keane is settled at Ipswich and interested in making the move permanent, yet the Tractor Boys feel his chequered injury past makes a move complicated.

Keane has been unlucky with injuries. The 26-year-old missed almost 15 months of action at Hull due to a knee ligament injury, while a hamstring problem has caused his latest set-back at Ipswich.

Ipswich Town's Will Keane battles with  Rotherham United's Clark Robertson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Rotherham United at Portman Road on January 12,...

Following their relegation to League One, Paul Lambert’s side have a big summer ahead of them and one of the areas to strengthen is in the final third following their lack of goals this season.

Ipswich supporters would seemingly love for their side to retain Keane on a permanent basis, but the Suffolk club arguably can’t afford to bring in any players on Championship wages if they are rarely going to play.

Keane’s contract at Hull expires in the summer. The Tigers seemingly have no intention of retaining him after passing up he option of extending his deal for another 12 months, leaving his future in limbo.

Ipswich Town's Will Keane battles with Rotherham United's Semi Ajayi

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