The East Anglian Daily Times has reported that newly relegated Ipswich Town are in “advanced talks” over a deal to sign Gillingham goalkeeper Tomas Holy on a free transfer.

Goalkeeper Tomas Holy’s contract with League One side Gillingham is set to expire soon, and he is free to negotiate terms with clubs ahead of the 2019/20 season. It has been reported that the ‘keeper is “advanced talks” with Ipswich Town over a possible move to Portman Road this summer.

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Standing at 6ft 9in tall, Holy has been a mainstay in the Gillingham lineup for the past few seasons since joining from Czech side Sparta Prague. Holy has played 107 times for Gillingham since joining in 2017, playing in all but one League One game over the course of the past two seasons, keeping 25 clean sheets along the way.

The Tractor Boys are set to be in the market for a new man in between the sticks, with Bartosz Bialkowski being linked with a return to the Championship. The report from the East Anglian Daily Times adds that Town goalkeeper Dean Gerken could be moved on by the club this summer, with his fate set to be revealed when the club announces their released and retained list.

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Holy was linked with a move to the Championship both last summer and during the January transfer window, but he has remained with the Gills until now, But, with pen yet to be put to paper on a new deal at Priestfield, he could be set to leave the club for nothing.


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