Ipswich Town have completed the signing of Gillingham goalkeeper Tomas Holy, the club confirmed on their club website on Friday afternoon.

It was reported here on The72 on Friday morning that Tomas Holy was undergoing a medical at Portman Road ahead of finalising a permanent move to the recently relegated club from Gillingham. Now, the deal has been confirmed.

Holy joins the club on a free transfer, with his contract at Gillingham expiring at the end of the month. The ‘keeper has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Tractor Boys and will be hoping to help his new side mount a promotion push in the 2019/20 League One season. Holy has the option of a further year on top of his initial two-year deal with the club.

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Speaking to the club website upon the announcement, the 6ft 9in tall goalkeeper said that he is looking forward to getting started on a new challenge after having a successful time with Gillingham.

“I enjoyed my two years at Gillingham and want to thank them for the opportunity they gave me but it feels the right time to take up a new challenge at Ipswich,” Holy said.

“It’s a massive club and I’m looking forward to meeting up with the squad for pre-season and will be ready to play my part in helping Ipswich try to get back in the Championship.”

Holy spent two years with Gillingham since joining from AC Sparta Prague in 2017. The Czech shot-stopper amassed 107 appearances for the Gills across all competitions, keeping 25 clean sheets along the way.


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