Sheffield United revealed last week that striker Conor Washington would be leaving the club upon the expiry of his contract at Bramall Lane. Now, it has been reported that he is attracting interest from League One.

The Sheffield Star has claimed that Sheffield United striker Conor Washington is on the radar of newly relegated Ipswich Town.

Washington only joined Sheffield United at the start of the season, joining on a short-term deal from fellow Championship side Queens Park Rangers. During his short stint with the Blades, Washington played 16 times, scoring no goals and providing one assist.

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With his contract expiring at the end of the month, the Northern Ireland striker is available on a free transfer and Tractor Boys boss Paul Lambert is looking to pounce to bring him in ahead of the 2019/20 League One season.

Washington has struggled at Championship level, scoring 13 goals and providing four goals in 107 games in the second tier. However, he has shown prolific form in League One before.

A spell of 15 goals in 16 games for Peterborough United in the first half of the 2015/16 season earned him a move to Queens Park Rangers. The striker played 94 games for The Posh in total, scoring 32 goals and providing 11 assists.

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Washington has international experience under his belt as well. He has represented Northern Ireland on 18 occasions, scoring three goals. The striker featured four times for his country at the European Championships in 2016, helping them to the Round of 16 before they were knocked out by eventual semi-finalists Wales.

Ipswich have also been linked with a move for Tranmere Rover striker James Norwood, as Lambert looks to bring some firepower to his squad.


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