By Harvey Byrne
Rangers forward Martyn Waghorn has singed for English Championship club Ipswich after agreeing terms with the side on Monday morning, according to a reliable journalist.
Football Insider learned on Monday that the 27-year-old was undergoing a medical at the Suffolk-based club ahead of a return to England.
Now, it would seem that the transfer is all but confirmed with Scottish Sun journalist Andy Devlin reporting via his personal Twitter account that it is a “done deal” for a undisclosed fee.
Martyn Waghorn's move to Ipswich is a done deal after player agreed terms this morning. Moves for undisclosed fee.
— Andy Devlin (@AndyDev28) August 7, 2017
Rangers news and fan site Battle Fever On, who are known for breaking exclusives also claimed via their Twitter account at the same time that a deal was done and that it was just awaiting official confirmation.
Now done. Just awaiting official confirmation. https://t.co/3tbgp46EOE
— Battle Fever (@BattleFeverOn) August 7, 2017
Waghorn has been a mainstay in the Rangers team following his move from English side Wigan in the summer of 2015.
However, last season was a disappointing one for the striker as he bagged just seven times in 32 Premiership matches.
He was also left out of the squad in Sunday’s 2-1 season opening win against Motherwell and it is now clear his future is away from Ibrox.
Football Insider verdict:
Like Joe Garner, who has also moved to Ipswich this summer, Waghorn is simply not up to the task of playing for a massive club like Rangers, who are expected to win most weeks. The striker had a stunning debut campaign at the club in the Championship, bagging 28 goals in 36 matches in all competitions, including 20 in 25 league games. However, last season’s totals were a huge decline and his all-round game generally failed to impress too. Therefore, this move is certainly one that suits all parties and the Rangers fans will now be hoping that summer signings Eduardo Herrera and Alfredo Morelos can deliver where Waghorn couldn’t.
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