EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn is undergoing a medical at Ipswich Town ahead of a move to Portman Road, Football Insider sources understand.
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is looking to strengthen his forward line at Portman Road and he has identified Waghorn as his top target.
McCarthy is an admirer of Waghorn as he offers goals and pace and he can play anywhere across the front line.
Waghorn’s future at Rangers has been up in the air with the striker down the pecking order in Pedro Caxinha’s new-look side at Ibrox.
The 27-year-old, who joined Rangers in 2015 from Wigan, has scored 44 goals in 78 games in all competitions for the Scottish giants.
Waghorn is entering the final year of his contract at Rangers and if he does not figure in Caixinha’s plans going forward the club will look to offload him rather than risk allowing him to run down his contract.
Former club Sunderland have been linked with a move to bring Waghorn back to the Stadium of Light, but Ipswich are now in pole position to bring the striker back south of the border.
Waghorn is expected to sign a two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months once he comes through his medical.
The news of the medical follows on from an earlier report in the Daily Mail that said Waghorn was set to leave Rangers after a £1million fee was agreed with Ipswich.