“Hell of a signing” – Ipswich Town fan pundit reacts to Southampton transfer links
Ipswich Town’s strong start to the season has solidified their status as promotion contenders, backed by their financial power and recent transfer activity.
Ipswich’s interest in Southampton’s Adam Armstrong has resurfaced, with reports suggesting a potential £8 million deal, although it is uncertain if Ipswich will meet that price.
Ipswich fans are divided on the potential signing, acknowledging Armstrong’s quality but expressing doubts about the club’s willingness to spend £8 million on him. They anticipate further additions in other positions.
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Ipswich Town got their season off to the best of starts on Sunday as they claimed a 2-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
The Tractor Boys are one of the early favourites for promotion this season, despite only being promoted from League One last season.
But they did their chances no harm, as they looked in control against a very good Sunderland team.
One of the factors that makes them early season contenders is their financial power over other teams, which is proven by their recent transfer business and the fact that they are keen on striking an £8 million deal for Southampton’s Adam Armstrong.
What is the latest with Ipswich Town’s interest in Adam Armstrong?
It was reported back in April by journalist Alan Nixon that Ipswich held an interest in Southampton’s Armstrong, after having a troubled season in the Premier League.
However, it went quiet as Ipswich looked to prioritise other positions early in this transfer window. But now with a few weeks left, it seems the Tractor Boys remain keen on the forward.
Now, Nixon has provided a further update on Ipswich’s interest, with him revealing that the Tractor Boys are willing to splash £8 million on a deal for the Southampton striker.
If this deal were to go through, it would represent a club-record transfer fee spent by Ipswich, but it looks as though it may not get off the ground much.
According to Nixon, Russell Martin is planning to keep Armstrong and use him heavily as part of Southampton’s promotion push. Fellow striker Che Adams has been linked with a return to the Premier League and therefore, Armstrong may be kept on if he does depart.