Ipswich Town are interested in bringing Wigan striker Will Grigg to Portman Road this month, according to TWTD.

According to reports, the Northern Ireland international is near the top of the Tractor Boys’ wish list, and the Suffolk club are set to make an offer for Grigg in the coming days.

Town have been in the hunt for a new striker since former talisman Daryl Murphy left the club in the summer window, and have previously expressed interest in Rotherham United’s Danny Ward, as well as a potential loan move for Fulham youngster Cauley Woodrow.

Grigg joined the Latics in 2015 for a fee of around £900,000, after a successful spell at League One side Milton Keynes Dons, where he scored 20 goals in 44 appearances.

His prolific goalscoring form followed him to the DW Stadium; last campaign he scored 25 league goals for Wigan, and finished the season as League One’s top scorer.

More recently, he was selected in the EFL Team of 2016 as a result of his performances in a blue and white shirt.

He is also a regular member of the Northern Ireland side, and was selected by boss Michael O’Neill in the final 23-man squad that travelled to the European Championships in France last summer.

Grigg also enjoyed a somewhat bizarre period of internet fame during the tournament, as a terrace chant sung by Wigan fans about the player reached the top ten of the UK Singles Chart, and as a result he has gained a cult following among football fans.

Ipswich were frustrated at home by non-league side Lincoln City yesterday – Mick McCarthy’s side eventually claimed a 2-2 draw after going behind twice – and their lack of goals this season has left them threatened with relegation going into the second half of the campaign.

They take on Blackburn Rovers on home soil next Saturday, as they look to return to winning ways in the league.


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