The London News Online has claimed that Championship side Millwall are closing in on a deal for Ipswich Town ‘keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.
Championship side Millwall are in the market for some new goalkeepers this summer after it was confirmed that Jordan Archer, David Martin and Tom King would be leaving the club. Now, it has been reported that they are closing in on a deal to sign ‘keeper Bartosz Bialkowski from League One side Ipswich Town.
Ipswich Town are willing to let Bialkowski depart Portman Road this summer upon their relegation to League One. They have already brought in Tomas Holy from Gillingham to fill the gap left by the departing Bialkowski and Dean Gerken, and the Poland ‘keeper’s departure is coming closer and closer.
The two clubs are reportedly sorting out a “few final details” before bringing Bialkowski back to the Championship, including a medical.
Fellow Championship side Birmingham City were linked with a move for Bialkowski last month, but it seems that it is Millwall who will be bringing the 31-year-old in this summer.
Bialkowski has been the number one goalkeeper at Ipswich Town for some time now, winning three consecutive player of the year awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for his impressive performances in between the sticks. Overall, he has played for the club on 178 occasions but found himself in and out of the side last season.
Bialkowski’s contract with Ipswich runs out at the end of the 2020/2021 season, but it is unlikely that Millwall with have to fork out a hefty fee to sign the goalkeeper, with both Ipswich and Bialkowski keen for a move to be completed sooner rather than later.