Ipswich Town reportedly eye Exeter City's Christy Pym as potential replacement for Bartosz Bialkowski

A general view of the stadium ahead of the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Ipswich Town and Sheffield United at Portman Road on January 6, 2018 in Ipswich, England.

Ipswich Town and Barnsley have been linked with Exeter City’s Christy Pym.

Paul Lambert, Manager of Ipswich Town looks on prior to the FA Cup Third Round match between Accrington Stanley and Ipswich Town at The Crown Ground on January 5, 2019 in Accrington,...

According to a report by the Devon Live, Ipswich Town and Championship newcomers Barnsley have been linked with a move for Exeter City goalkeeper Christy Pym.

Both clubs could make a new shot-stopper among their top priorities this summer. Barnsley’s Adam Davies is out of contract this summer, with Devon Live citing Stoke City and Bristol City among the suitors.

Ipswich, meanwhile, look set to offload Dean Gerkin as his contract expires this summer while number one Bartosz Bialkowski has seemingly set his sights on a move to a higher league.

 

A report in the East Anglian Daily Times this week claimed Bialkowski has become the subject of heavy interest from three Championship clubs, with the Poland international looking to move on.

Ipswich’s relegation to League One makes them vulnerable to Championship clubs poaching their better players. Paul Lambert’s side, however, can do the same with League Two’s top stars looking to move up the ladder.

Christy Pym of Exeter City in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Exeter City at PTS Academy Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Northampton, United Kingdom.

Pym has earned a reputation as one of the best young goalkeepers in League Two. He has made over 150 appearances for Exeter after breaking through to the first team back in 2014.

The 24-year-old helped Exeter reach back-to-back playoffs in 2017 and 2018, but after missing out this past season it now seems Pym could be ready to move on when his contract expires this summer.

Christy Pym of Exeter City during the Sky Bet League Two Play Off Final between Coventry City and Exeter City at Wembley Stadium on May 28, 2018 in London, England.

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