Sheffield United are set to break their club record transfer fee after making a bid worth £5m for Ipswich Town’s Martyn Waghorn according to a report from the Daily Star.
The Blades aren’t known for splashing the cash with them being more reserved ever since they were relegated to Sky Bet League One back in 2011. But for the first time in years, they have some serious cash to spend because of the £12m sale of David Brooks to Bournemouth earlier in the transfer window. And they have found the man they want to spend some of that cash on.
They are set to break their club record transfer fee to sign Martyn Waghorn from Ipswich Town after making a bid worth £5m for him. Their current record fee is £4m when they signed James Beattie from Everton back in 2007 when they were spending the money got from their settlement from West Ham United following their controversial relegation from the Premier League. But they are willing to smash that to sign a striker who was in top form for Ipswich last year.
And this may be what tempts Ipswich to sell. The Tractor Boys signed Waghorn last year from Rangers for a fee of £250K and this would be a massive profit in such a short amount of time. And while it would hurt to lose one of their top players, the money they would get from this deal could easily be used to get a new striker. And so Ipswich could end up deciding to finally sell despite all the other interest in Waghorn.