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Monk would be sealing one of Birmingham’s smartest deals in years if he can land striker swoop

According to TWTD, Birmingham City are one of the clubs considering making an offer for Ipswich Town’s Martyn Waghorn.

The Tractor Boys’ striker enjoyed a profitable campaign last time out, netting 16 times and racking up 13 assists over the course of the Championship season. No other individual was directly involved in more goals throughout the entire division. 

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After only one year at Portman Road though, Waghorn could be set for pastures new already. 

Blues fans should be hoping that the 28-year-old finds himself plying his trade at St Andrew’s come August. 

Garry Monk is clearly on the hunt for a goal scorer, which is exactly what Waghorn is. The Englishman is so much more besides that though, as he is equally adept at laying on goalscoring opportunities for his teammates. 

His versatility also makes him an option on either flank, meaning Waghorn can be influential anywhere across the forward line. 

Bringing in Waghorn might initially be seen as a move to provide competition for places to current Birmingham marksmen Che Adams and Lukas Jutkiewicz, but the Ipswich man’s impressive combination play could easily see him starting alongside them. 

Transfermarkt value Waghorn at £1.35 million, and whilst Ipswich would be loathe to let him go, if Monk could bring his man in for a price around that figure then it’d be a major coup for the St Andrew’s outfit. 

Waghorn’s arrival would only increase the sense of optimism around Birmingham heading into this new season, and with a striker of this calibre joining the squad it’s not hard to see the Blues’ reasons to be cheerful.

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