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McGoldrick Leaving Town
Tuesday, 8th May 2018 12:53

TWTD understands striker David McGoldrick will join Luke Hyam in leaving Portman Road this summer.

The Republic of Ireland international is out of contract and no new deal has been offered to him by Town.

McGoldrick, 30, had been widely expected to move on despite being widely viewed as the Blues’ best player with injuries having limited his involvement for much of his time at Portman Road.

This season, which started promisingly and in which he scored eight goals, ended in February when he suffered a groin injury.

Having signed from Nottingham Forest in January 2013, initially on loan but with the deal becoming a permanent switch the following summer, McGoldrick scored 45 goals in 126 starts and 33 sub appearances for the Blues.

In August 2014 Town owner Marcus Evans turned down what was understood to be a £7 million offer from Premier League Leicester for McGoldrick, who subsequently signed a new deal with the Blues making him the club’s highest-paid player.

With his family having moved back to the East Midlands a couple of years ago, Nottingham-born McGoldrick is likely to be looking for a new club closer to home ahead of 2018/19.

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TractorCam added 12:54 - May 8
Sad to see but no surprise given his wage and injury record.

Without a doubt one of our technically better players when fit, I wish Didz all the best

agravenor added 12:57 - May 8
Didz is a great player on his day but is just injured far too often. We can't continue to pay his wages for a few games a season.

Not a surprise nor a great loss in my opinion considering he isn't available to play very often! Can't help but think we should have cashed in for him a couple years ago though...

martin587 added 12:59 - May 8
Quality player with a great amount of skill,but too injury prone now and must be one of our highest earners.Wish him all the best on his travels.👍

BlueBlood90 added 13:00 - May 8
It's a real shame that he's been unable to keep fit for a full season here. We are undoubtedly a better team when he's fit and firing. However, with such a small budget as ours, we can't afford to be paying key players a high wage for just 10-15 games a season. Been some great memories with him and wish him all the best in the future.

BlueandTruesince82 added 13:04 - May 8
Hindsight says we should have taken the 6 mil for him when the foxes offerd it but we would have been livid had the club done so.

Great skill but another who has spent more time in the treatment room than the turf. Big earner too so rigjt choice for me.

HALLSJ added 13:05 - May 8
Not a great surprise (McGoldrick & Hyam) both injury prone and not able to be reliable if we want to compete at this level

Jordan27 added 13:05 - May 8
Good move for all concerned really. I do really like him and on his day is a class player but cannot afford to pay someone his wages for a player than cant stay fit! Hopefully money saved on wages can be spent on a few more players who we will get more games out of!

horsehollerer added 13:07 - May 8
Thanks for the memories, David. You are a fantastic footballer and I wish you all the best for the future!

Garv added 13:07 - May 8
Brilliant on his day but injured far too often and paid too much I would imagine. I always found him a frustrating player to watch to be honest, especially in front of goal. Having said that, to his credit I was surprised to see that goal ratio which isn't bad.

tractorboybig added 13:09 - May 8
most overrated player at ITFC under MM. No loss.

StringerBell added 13:09 - May 8
Great on his day, just not available enough
With hindsight, that £7m that we could've had was one heck of a missed opportunity

howdonblue added 13:10 - May 8
Good luck David

Thank you

IpswichTownNL added 13:13 - May 8
Will obviously play 64 games and score 106 goals for his new club next season. I estimate about 50% of those goals to be against us. That’s life. Still, can’t disagree with the decision to let him go.

BecclesITFC added 13:14 - May 8
Always felt sorry for this lad, clearly had potential to play in the PL. If he had gone to Leicester it could of been a hole different story for him. Honestly think he was that good. I think he knows that too. Just a big had luck story of a player who never reached his true potential.

TR11BLU added 13:15 - May 8
Another example the club is moving in the right direction, no brainer for me.
Clear out of the dead wood is great news, just need the right appointment of manager now.
Keep up the good work ME

runaround added 13:15 - May 8
Not a surprise but still a shame as he is very talented but just can’t keep himself fit. Good luck for the future Didzy & thanks for the memories

PJH added 13:18 - May 8
Sad to see him go because when fit and on form he was a joy to watch.

Good luck Didz and thanks for those special moments that you could produce.

christiand added 13:20 - May 8
When fit, a very good and clever player. If he'd had some pace he'd have spent his career in the EPL. Thanks for the memories and all the best for the future Didzy!

Cakeman added 13:21 - May 8
Evidently talented and played some great stuff for us.
However at times I thought he only played when he wanted to.
He may struggle to find another club given his injury record.
Good luck though.

12th_Man added 13:22 - May 8
Our best player when fit good luck didzy

cat added 13:32 - May 8
Our most flair and technically gifted player without a doubt, but with all the baggage that goes with Dids it’s a good move.
looking like our physio’s might be surplus to requirements next season.

Cloddyseedbed added 13:33 - May 8
Had one decent season and then injuries were too often and out for too long. Has great natural talent but always seemed to take the wrong option when a pass would have been better than a shot. I found him frustrating to watch the last 2 seasons. Shame we didn't offload sooner. Still don't know his best position. Another best for player and club scenario.

IpswichToon added 13:36 - May 8
Since the great 'Murphy Year', McGoldrick hasn't really been great even when he was fit. I have a lot of respect for the guy and has been a great player for us. But lately he has had absolutely no pace, slowed down every attack, had far too many lose passes and would repeatedly shoot in situations he should be passing. He served our club well. But rightfully so, we need to look elsewhere rather than keep him on. Good luck to the lad.

Bergholtblue added 13:38 - May 8
No great surprise as I don't think he wanted to stay anyway. Town having a clear out before the new man brings his recruits in!

Yet another two players walk out for free. Shame we didn't offload last Window we may have got a few bob surely.

PortmanTerrorist added 13:43 - May 8
Some great moments with Didz esp with Murphy to share the load, but does not fit in with current crop where we appear to be moving toward a more pacy approach as he really does slow the game down.

Be interesting to see if Didz and Luke stay fit away from ITFC.....if they do it will raise even bigger questions as to what we were doing to these guys in training.

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