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Blues Linked With Loan Move for Burnley Striker as Ward Interest Intensifies
Wednesday, 11th Jan 2017 13:56

Town are reportedly interested in loaning 19-year-old Burnley striker Dan Agyei, who was recently on loan with Coventry City. Elsewhere, Rotherham are reported to have turned down three bids for Blues target Danny Ward.

According to the Daily Mirror, Clarets boss Sean Dyche has thwarted a loan move for Agyei but the Blues are said to remain keen.

Kingston-upon-Thames-born Agyei joined Burnley in 2015 having caught their eye while playing youth football with AFC Wimbledon.

The 6ft tall frontman is yet to make a senior appearance for the Clarets but in August joined the Sky Blues - then managed by former Blues skipper and coach Tony Mowbray - on loan. Agyei, who can also play on the left as well as a central striker, has now returned to his parent club.

While with Coventry Agyei scored five times in 15 starts and four substitute appearances.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports are reporting that Rotherham have turned down three bids for Ward with the latest offer just under £2 million. If that report is correct then that would almost certainly rule Town out of the running.

In addition to the Blues, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby, Huddersfield and Wolves have all been mentioned in connection with the 26-year-old frontman.

Town continue to be linked with Dagenham and Redbridge striker Oliver Hawkins.

According to the Swindon Advertiser Swindon Town have had a six-figure bid turned down for the 24-year-old, the Blues having made a number of enquiries but no firm offer.

Elsewhere, Lincoln City fans crashed their website and were queuing from 4.45am this morning as they sought to secure tickets for next Tuesday's FA Cup replay against the Blues at Sincil Bank.

The Imps have now sold their allocation for the all-ticket match, which is being shown live on BBC One.

Danny Baker Live! Good Time Charlie's Back. Ipswich Regent Theatre, Ipswich, Thursday 10th May 2018 at 19:30. Get your tickets before they sell out.

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battyblue added 15:29 - Jan 11
One thing is for sure we don't need a 19 year old striker on loan,,,,we have our own McCarthy thinks everyone elses young players are better than ours....but he will not trust our own to find out unless he has no other option ...whats happened to the 5 point plan Marcus? Mick doesn't like it so boot him out and support a new manager can't be anyworse than this proper bloke pillock.

StavangerBlue added 15:29 - Jan 11
Why do we loan, only to add experience to other team's squads, instead of buying?

We are not building for the future. Just slowly sinking towards Division One.

ITFCFan added 15:29 - Jan 11
MickMillsTash, So did every other club in the championship lose money! So whats that got to do with it?? But I bet half of them clubs haven't had the income that we have had in the last few years in with players sold. Our club doesn't re-invest F-ALL in new quality players. All clubs have to pay wages and add-ons but that doesn't stop them having ambition and wanting to try and progress. Nothing anyone will say will make it right, Our owner is a W&NKER FACT!!!!!!!

PragmaticBlue added 15:31 - Jan 11
Once again there is mass meltdown over another LINK. At this moment there is no more substance to this story than there was to the Batistuta one all those years ago.

theblueginger added 15:33 - Jan 11
Tbh who would pay 2 Million for a player whom will be free in less than 6 months time? Unless he will get you promoted or save you from relegation there isn't a point to it. Ward by himself certainly won't do one and will probably not be required for the other.

As for the Burnley guy, play Morris or sign Bogle/Dagenham guy on a perm. There is little point investing in our academy for the future if we are so reluctant to make use of its' products

casanovacrow added 15:37 - Jan 11
Worth noting "Daily Mirror" as the source for the Agyei loan move I guess. Not the most reliable of sources.

Surco72 added 15:38 - Jan 11
Danny Ward is not worth any £2 million average championship striker , is this the best the scouts can come up with , look at the players Leicester signed to win the premiership
Drinkwater, Morgan,Vardy, Mahrez,Albrighton,Fuchs all signed for £2.8 million total and turned into better players that is the issue with our management nobody is getting better

dirtyboy added 15:39 - Jan 11
To be fair, if our own academy kids aren't good enough, then why argue? It's not as though they're all ripping up the U23 league is it?

Then there's the physical aspect? Some of our lads may be good enough, but just not up to it physically, so we need a lad who has matured a bit quicker.

Worth noting an academy rarely produces a whole first team, one or two a year is pretty successful in my opinion.

So many assumptions made on here it's laughable.

Loans are not exactly awful either....Fraser, Lawrence? Not getting game time at their clubs, but certainly came here and done a job...get another one of those and i'll be happy to see a few wins and improve the atmosphere and have something to look forward to.

tractorboybig added 15:39 - Jan 11
WARD is not worth 2 million if reports are correct.

Seasider added 15:40 - Jan 11
For all the spin and speculation,nothing has yet happened despite promises.The powers that be at Portman Rd are like politicians.You cant believe a bl..dy word they say!

Most of the blame for this should be laid at Evans door as he deals with financial side of transfers;but McCarthy hasn't done Ipswich any favours this season by style of football,the dissension he has caused,and league position.This has probably been a factor, as players would not be interested in a club that doesn't seem to be going anywhere,except perhaps into the 1st Division;although it pains me to say this.

richnblue added 15:48 - Jan 11

Lets face it, we are not going to be doing any business in this window..

Why would anybody want to come here currently? Certainly will not want to next Wednesday onwards..

We will get the "we tried but it just didn't come off" line, and then on the 10th May we will get the "by mutual consent" line....

Bildestoned added 15:49 - Jan 11
....And as ITFC fiddles so January burns in a manner likely to resemble a soon-to-be disappointing firework.

poldark added 16:06 - Jan 11
Good idea for Burnley to loan ITFC a player as Super Mick can ruin anyone as is shown with the players he has had through his hands.McCarthy OUT

DiamondGezzer added 16:13 - Jan 11
Who said that Mick was after any of the players that have so far been linked ? Calm down fella's. Up there for thinking, down there for dancing ! Up the blues !

BriggEnd added 16:44 - Jan 11
Do one with any more loans short term fixes waste of money.
This club is run by muppets with no long term vision anymore regarding transfers we need to be buying for the future if we are to splash the cash.
Its embarrasing that smaller clubs than ipswich are blowing us out of the water regarding paying fees for players.

jas0999 added 16:49 - Jan 11
Already on eleventh of the month and no signings. Being linked with other clubs youngsters on Liam with no championship experience again. If this is true, we may as well all give up. Loans are short sighted, we need to be building a team not just for four months but the next four years. However, unambitious Evans has no intention of spending. The club is a joke.

jas0999 added 16:54 - Jan 11
Iamspartacus - so applying that logic which is correct, you would also say that we should take into account the savings on a Murphys wages. So with the £3M fee plus his wages using your example, that's another £4M saved in wages and bonuses we are not paying him. Amazing how often the savings of a departing player is ignored.

H1960 added 17:07 - Jan 11
We can all go on about signing a striker but unless our great guru of a manager sorts out our midfield and becomes more creative and adventurous it would be pointless playing even Ronaldo or Messi up front as they still wouldn't score

stiffy501 added 17:09 - Jan 11

Cloddyseedbed added 17:16 - Jan 11
Another to add to the long list.

Ferguson added 17:19 - Jan 11

No - hang on - he works for Southern Rail.

Ravanelly added 17:20 - Jan 11
ITFCFan you need to look at the story on here a few weeks ago re our accounts, I suggest you look at them, they're available for free on the companies house website. We lose £6m a year, every year, on normal operations, any profits on transfers go towards covering this loss, any difference is covered by Evans companies, hence we have enormous debts. We are paupers struggling to survive, people on here need a reality check.

planetblue_2011 added 17:26 - Jan 11
He's a good player ward so just pay the money for once even if it is over 2 million, he's obviously worth that amount. Just pay it, get someone decent signed

SheptonMalletBlue added 17:32 - Jan 11
Why would any young player want to come to ITFC & play for McCarthy?!!!!

McCarthy Out!!!!

TractorRoyNo1 added 17:33 - Jan 11
Brentford will be splashing the cash if they get £15 million for their journeyman

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