The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that Derby were looking to seal a deal for Ipswich’s Martyn Waghorn for a fee worth up to £8m.
With our reported transfer embargo, we weren’t ever likely to compete for the 28-year-old anyway, despite our reported interest in the former Rangers striker.
However, I asked fans whether Waghorn would be worth the outlay if we were able to make an offer, and the majority think the forward is overpriced:
In any case, it seems Derby are not as close as the Mail had reported to clinching a move for the striker. Ipswich boss Paul Hurst is quoted by the East Anglian Times as saying:
“There have been bids, not only from them [Derby] but also Sheffield United who made a bid. But unless anything’s changed which I haven’t been made aware of, nothing’s been at the values I’ve seen reported and nothing’s at a value where I think it could make us seriously consider it.”
If we do come to an agreement with the EFL over the embargo, Waghorn would have been one of my choices to sign a striker. 16 goals and 13 assists last season makes him a player high in demand.
I have to agree with most fans though that he is not worth the asking price being commanded for him.