Ipswich Town reportedly keen on Dominic Ball after his release from Rotherham United

Dominic Ball and Rob Kiernan of Rangers celebrates after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in...

Ipswich Town have been linked with former Rotherham United defender Dominic Ball.

Tomas Rogic of Celtic and Dominic Ball of Aberdeen tangle during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to a report in the Press and Journal, Ipswich Town are interested in signing Dominic Ball after the player was released from Rotherham United following the end of his contract.

Ball joined the Millers in 2016 on a three-year deal. However, after making just 13 Championship starts in his debut campaign, the defender spent the rest of his time out on loan.

 

The former Tottenham Hotspur youngster had a spell at Peterborough United before spending the past two seasons on loan at Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.

The Press and Journal claim Aberdeen have made their intentions to sign him permanently known, however Ball is said to want to find a new club in England with Ipswich and Doncaster Rovers cited as suitors.

Ipswich boss Paul Lambert will be looking to bolster his squad this summer following the Suffolk club’s relegation to League One.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic; Dominic Ball of Aberdeen is red carded by referee Craig Thomson after a...

While there seems greater emphasis on adding goals to the team this summer, Ipswich will need to make defensive signings after James Collins departed at the end of last season.

Ipswich captain Luke Chambers also turns 34 in September, therefore the Tractor Boys would be wise to look at potential long-term replacements and Ball could fit the bill.

The 23-year-old made over 50 appearances for Aberdeen over two loan spells, showing progression. It seems surprising Rotherham aren’t willing to give him a chance in League One, but their loss could be Ipswich’s gain.

25th September 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, quarter final, Hibernian versus Aberdeen; Florian Kamberi of Hibernian takes on Dominic Ball of Aberdeen

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