, Ipswich Town battling Scottish Premiership side for 30-year-old

Ipswich Town battling Scottish Premiership side for 30-year-old

Ipswich Town are rivalling St. Johnstone for Kilmarnock shot-stopper Sam Walker, Football Scotland has reported.

Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna has already been active in his first summer window in charge at Portman Road.

Freddie Ladapo, Dominic Ball and Greg Leigh have already joined the Tractor Boys ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, and it seems a new goalkeeper is now on McKenna’s radar.

Football Scotland (Transfer News Live, 21.06.22, 19:18) has claimed that shot-stopper Walker is a target for the League One side.

It is claimed that Ipswich Town are alongside Scottish Premiership side St. Johnstone in the chase for the 30-year-old Kilmarnock man, who only made the move north of the border last summer after he left Championship outfit Reading.

Since then, Walker has mainly served as the backup goalkeeper, only finding game time in the cup competitions.

EFL pedigree…

It seems highly unlikely that Walker would dislodge Christian Walton if a move to Portman Road was to materialise.

However, with Tomas Holy moving on, a new shot-stopper wouldn’t go amiss to provide cover and competition.

Walker has bags of EFL experience under his belt, spending the vast majority of his career in League One and League Two. He has a hefty 144 appearances in England’s third tier to his name while also playing 129 times in League Two and seven times in the Championship.

He still has a year remaining on his contract with Kilmarnock, so Ipswich Town would have to conjure up a fee for his services.

Before then though, Killie need to make a decision on whether or not they actually want to let Walker go given their limited options in between the sticks.

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