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.
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 youngsters....now 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!
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