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Town Closing in on Malarczyk Signing
Wednesday, 26th Aug 2015 15:26

TWTD understands that Town are hopeful of completing the signing of Korona Kielce defender Piotr Malarczyk before the end of the week.

The 24-year-old is understood to have been at Portman Road earlier this week with the Blues keen to get the formalities relating to the deal - which are more complicated as he’s being signed from an overseas club and requires international clearance - completed before the weekend.

In June Malarczyk signed a new contract with his hometown club, where he is currently skipper, but had a nominal release clause of 50,000 Polish Zloty, just over £8,500, included in the deal to allow him to move on if there was interest from a foreign side.

Malarczyk, who was previously interesting another Polish side, Jagiellonia Białystok, has been with Korona, who play in the Ekstraklasa, the Polish top flight, throughout his career.

He made his senior debut in 2009 and has now made 131 appearances, scoring eight goals.

Malarczyk has been named in this week’s Ekstraklasa Team of the Week for his performance in their 2-1 win away against Legia Warsaw.

The former Polish U17, U19 and U21 international plays either as a centre-half or a right-back with manager Mick McCarthy revealing that he was targeting a player in that mould earlier in the month.

The Blues made multiple offers for Hearts youngster Jordan McGhee before moving onto Malarczyk.

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theipswichman added 15:30 - Aug 26
What a signing, well done all involved.

Kikapu added 15:43 - Aug 26
Not done yet!

hoppy added 15:43 - Aug 26
I forget how long it normally takes to move from TWTD understands to imminent...?

N2_Blue added 15:44 - Aug 26
Excellent. This has all the makings of a good signing. Another player signed who has captained his side, and 8 goals from 131 appearances for a defender is good going...we have a considerable goal threat from our defenders.

I genuinely cannot believe how things have gone this season...signings, contracts, performances, results, cup run, a decent 2nd string, emergence of we just need the crowds back...come on everyone...make the dream happen and do your bit!

I haven't felt so excited about Town since we got relegated from the PL in 2001!

MaySixth added 15:45 - Aug 26 coming to the fore again like Knudsen

Tractorog added 15:46 - Aug 26
From what I understand the deal is done, but there will be a fortnights delay whilst Mick learns how to say his name for the press conference.

osborne added 15:57 - Aug 26
Surely Mick will insist on calling him Mally or Malarky or some such pet name!

hoppy added 15:58 - Aug 26
He won't worry with all that malarkey, tractorog.

mojo added 16:01 - Aug 26
Another captain on the pitch when he plays. Character seems to be the most desired quality that Mick looks for.

jw23 added 16:02 - Aug 26
Hopefully it will help Billi having a compatriot at the club after the loss of his father.

MeenoITFC added 16:26 - Aug 26
Believe it or not my good friend is polish born and bred. Believe it or not he supports Korona and wasnt happy when he told me. Apparently he is an all round solid defender, In the air, on the floor as well as vocal. £8,500 cheers polskis

ThatMuhrenCross added 16:30 - Aug 26
Good luck getting Mick Mills to pronounce that on BBC Suffolk!

arablue added 16:42 - Aug 26
Ahah! Someone who can give Bart some traditional Polish bollocking if required!

Well done Mick, TC and Milne.

dude added 16:43 - Aug 26
I heard they're calling him Dave.

wokingblue added 16:44 - Aug 26
Come on. Any Poles on here who can tell us how to pronounce his name?? Got to start thinking of stuff to sing .......

clint_eastwood added 16:45 - Aug 26
How do you pronounce his name?

Bluetone added 16:47 - Aug 26
Let me know when the fat lady is singing.

ThatMuhrenCross added 16:55 - Aug 26

SamWhiteUK added 17:00 - Aug 26
Last time it said "before the end of the week" was Douglas, and that took less than a day. Fingers crossed for the same again!

commuterblue added 17:25 - Aug 26
The delay should just be a formality. As he is Polish he must not need a work permit.

oldbri added 17:58 - Aug 26
He did a very good interview on you tube. Looks a nice lad.

Bluetone added 17:59 - Aug 26
MM will give him a nickname probably Malzy.

1psw1ch added 18:23 - Aug 26
I wish it was May

Korona added 18:58 - Aug 26
His nickname in Poland is Malar. He is a very solid defender and he still make a progress.

wkj added 19:09 - Aug 26
I could quite easily see MM caling him Pete

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