, Rangers accept bid from Ipswich Town for Sunderland target

Rangers accept bid from Ipswich Town for Sunderland target

Scottish Premiership side Rangers have accepted a bid from Championship side Ipswich Town for Martyn Waghorn, according to the Daily Mail.

The forer England U21 international has plenty of interest in a potential return move to England, with Simon Grayson looking at Waghorn as a potential replacement for Jermain Defoe at Sunderland.

The Daily Mail report that Ipswich have lodged a £1million bid for the 27-year-old which has been accepted by the Rangers board.

The striker moved to Scotland only two years as he departed Wigan and helped Rangers return to the Scottish top-flight, however Wagnore has only a year left on his Ibrox contract and other clubs are beginning to take notice after he scored 16 goals in the League last term.

Waghorn began his career at Sunderland, making six appearances while spending time on-loan at Charlton Athletic and Leicester City. The striker made 43 appearances during his initial loan spell with the Foxes and, after signing permanently in August 2010, he made a further 59 appearances and added eight goals to his twelve goals as a loanee.

During his time at Leicester first-team opportunities proved limited and loan spells to Hull City, Millwall and Wigan Athletic provided regular football and a chance to score goals. During these three loan departures Waghorn made 28 appearances and scored seven goals.

Since moving to Rangers from Wigan, however, Waghorn has found the net 20 times during 25 appearances making him a danger-man in-front of goal.

Should the former Sunderland, Millwall and Charlton Athletic look to return to England by moving to Ipswich, Waghorn will find himself lining up alongside former Rangers team-mate Joe Garner.

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