Sky Bet Championship side Ipswich Town have signed Martyn Waghorn from Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

The Daily Mail reported that Town had a £1million transfer bid accepted by the Rangers hierarchy for the prolific striker who has only one year remaining on his contract at Ibrox.

The Tractor Boys have boosted their attacking options by signing the 27-year-old on a two-year deal from Rangers. The Blues had to fight off competition from Sunderland for the striker’s signature, with Simon Grayson’s Black Cats searching for a replacement following Jermaine Defoe’s returning move to the Premier League with Bournemouth.

Ipswich now have Joe Garner, David McGoldrick and Freddie Sears all competing alongside Waghorn for a starting place.

Waghorn, a former Leicester striker, completed a medical at Portman Road earlier today and is now hoping to make his debut for the Tractor Boys against Luton Town in the Carabao Cup tomorrow evening.

Having started his career at Sunderland, Waghorn made a handful of appearances for his hometown club before turning a loan deal at Leicester City permanent.

Waghorn proved to be a fan-favourite at the King Power Stadium but Sven Goran Eriksson’s arrival at the Foxes saw first-team chances become limited, meaning loan spells to Hull, Millwall and Wigan were the result.

In 2015 the 27-year-old signed for Scottish Championship side Rangers and helped the Glasgow side earn promotion to the Scottish top-flight under Mark Warburton.

Last season Waghorn’s striker partner was Joe Garner and the striker has now followed his former team-mate to Portman Road.


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