The Ipswich Star has reported that Bury winger Danny Mayor – whose contract at Gigg Lane is set to expire soon – has reported to Portman Road for talks over a possible move to Ipswich Town.
A number of key players are set to leave Bury this summer despite their promotion to League One, with Danny Mayor one of many players not offered a new deal by the club amid their financial struggles under controversial owner Steve Dale.
Now, it has emerged that Mayor is in talks with a move away to a fellow League One side, as Ipswich Town pounce to try and bring him in on a free transfer. Plymouth Argyle have also been credited with interest in the attacker, with Ryan Lowe looking to bring some of the Shakers’ players to Home Park to rejoin him.
It is said by the Ipswich Star that Mayor was given a tour around Plymouth’s facilities yesterday (Thursday) as they look to gain a march on their rivals in the chase for Mayor’s signature.
Newly promoted Tranmere Rovers are also said keen on Mayor, as they look to continue their busy transfer window, bringing in a number of players to help reinforce Micky Mellon’s squad upon their promotion to League One.
Mayor has been at Bury since August 2013, first joining the club on a season-long loan deal from Sheffield Wednesday, before making his move permanent in the summer of 2014. In total, Mayor has played 235 games for the club, scoring 35 goals and providing 41 assists along the way.
Last season, he enjoyed another successful campaign, scoring 12 goals and laying on 12 assists across all competitions. But now, it seems a matter of time before he departs Bury, with a number of clubs vying for his signature.
It will be interesting to see if Mayor opts to reunite with Ryan Lowe at Plymouth Argyle, or if he remains in League One with either Ipswich Town or Tranmere Rovers.