Sources: Ipswich Town set to beat Celtic to Siegrist signing after six-figure bid tabled
Ipswich Town are on the verge of beating Celtic to the signing of Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist, Football Insider understands.
The 29-year-old won the Scottish Premiership club’s player of the year award last season after a stellar campaign.
A club source has told Football Insider that Ipswich have submitted a bid for Siegrist and a fee of £350,000 is close to being agreed.
All parties are confident the deal will now be finalised despite interest from Celtic.
The former Switzerland Under-21 international has a contract at United that expires in the summer of 2022.
Siegrist made 32 appearances for Dundee United last season and only let in 36 goals.
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He also kept 12 clean sheets as United avoided an immediate return to the second tier.
Siegrist played for FC Basel’s academy as a youngster before moving to Aston Villa.
However, he never made a senior appearance for the Villains and was instead loaned out regularly.
He picked up plenty of lower league experience while playing for Cambridge, Solihull Moors and Wycombe Wanderers.
There was also a loan move to Burton Albion but Siegrist never made an appearance.
The stopper returned to Switzerland in 2016 to play for Vaduz before moving to Scotland.
He joined Dundee United in June 2018 and has so far made 103 appearances for the club.
Ipswich finished ninth in League One last season, falling short of finishing the playoffs despite a strong end to the campaign.
Celtic finished 25 points behind Rangers during one of their most disappointing seasons in recent years.