Ipswich boss Paul Lambert discusses future of reported QPR target Alan Judge

Ipswich Town's Alan Judge

Queens Park Rangers have been linked with Ipswich Town’s Alan Judge.

Ipswich Town's Alan Judge

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says midfielder Alan Judge hasn’t handed in an official transfer request despite admitting the player is interested in a move to Queens Park Rangers, East Anglian Daily Times report.

"No, he hasn't done that [put in a transfer request] but I spoke to him a few weeks ago and we spoke about it," Lambert said.

“An offer has been made that is nowhere near what Marcus is looking for so there's no real news on that side of it. We understand where he's coming from but he has to understand where we're coming from as well. If QPR or any club is interested they have to start the ball rolling."

 

According to the East Anglian Daily Times, Ipswich have turned down two QPR bids for Judge, with the latter said to be in the region of £450,000.

Judge only joined Ipswich from Brentford last January, initially signing on a short-term deal until the end of the season before agreeing to a two-year contract extension at the end of the campaign.

The Republic of Ireland international, however, seemingly sees the option of linking up his with former manager Mark Warburton at QPR as a move which interests him.

Alan Judge of Ipswich Town reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Ipswich Town at Griffin Park on April 10, 2019 in Brentford, England.

Lambert told reporters for the East Anglian Daily Times on Wednesday that Judge has told him he would like to join QPR, but the playmaker evidently isn’t yet pushing hard for an Ipswich exit.

Judge enjoyed one of his best seasons of his career under Warburton, grabbing an impressive 13 assists in 35 starts as he helped the Bees reach the Championship playoffs in 2014/15.

Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa goes up for a header with Alan Judge (R) of Ipswich Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Ipswich Town at Villa Park on January...

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