Former Portsmouth striker Oli Hawkins is in talks with Ipswich Town over a potential summer move, according to TWTD.
Having missed out on promotion from League One to the Championship, losing to Oxford United on penalties in the play-off semi-final, Pompey manager Kenny Jackett opted not to extend Hawkins’ contract.
Hawkins arrived at Portsmouth in 2017 and the Ealing-born striker netted 18 goals in 95 games for the club up until the end of the 2019/20 season. During his time at Pompey, he has also acted as a stand-in defender and scored the winning penalty against Sunderland in the 2019 EFL Trophy final.
With transfer rumours starting to begin, TWTD – who often report breaking Ipswich Town news – have now claimed that a deal is being discussed for Hawkins to move to Portman Road.
Ipswich, much like Portsmouth, will be keen to push for a promotion next year, with boss Paul Lambert having seen his side struggle for consistency throughout the last campaign as they finished a lowly 11th.
Hawkins has previously been linked with a move to the Blues back in January 2017 and that interest has now returned, with discussions over a free transfer emerging.
This would be interesting, especially if Ipswich were to finish above Portsmouth.
Hawkins seemed slightly bemused as to why he did not get a new deal at Fratton Park but what better way to prove yourself than joining a rival league team and potentially finishing higher than your former club. This is one which could come back to haunt Pompey.
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