June 13, 2024

Opinion: Ipswich Town should consider move for Chelsea defender should Axel Tuanzebe approach fail

Should the Tractor Boys’ approach for free agent Tuanzebe fail, then they could do worse than try to sign Bashir Humphreys on loan

 Kieran McKenna has transformed Ipswich Town’s playing style since joining from Manchester United, bringing entertainment and scoring prowess.

Despite their solid performance last season, Ipswich Town has focused on solidifying their midfield and attack rather than strengthening their defence.

Newcastle pushing to sign Axel Tuanzebe from Manchester United

With the potential signing of free agent Axel Tuanzebe uncertain, Ipswich could turn to Chelsea’s Bashir Humphreys as a back-up option to strengthen their defence.

Despite not even winning the League One title last season, there is great expectation and excitement from many over seeing Kieran McKenna’s Ipswich Town in the Championship.

The Tractor Boys have been away for four years and they stalled in the third tier of English football in that time, with both Paul Lambert and Paul Cook sacked for poor performances.

McKenna arrived though from Manchester United in late 2021 and has transformed the way that Town play – they were easy on the eye to watch in 2022-23 and they brought a lot of entertainment to the table, scoring 101 times in the league and only conceding 35 goals in the process.

Town were solid at both ends of the pitch but this summer so far, it has been their midfield and attack that they have solidified, with the permanent additions of Jack Taylor and George Hirst, whilst Omari Hutchinson has arrived on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

They were never short on goals last season, but it’s perhaps a surprise that McKenna has not yet looked to add to his defensive unit.

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Kieran McKenna could lose a key experienced man in Richard Keogh with Carlisle perhaps an option

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