Ipswich Town transfer rumours: West Brom set to beat Blues in race for Townsend
PUBLISHED: 16:54 27 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:07 27 July 2018
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Ipswich Town look to have been beaten to the signature of Scunthorpe left-back Conor Townsend by Championship rivals West Brom.
According to reports by Scunthorpe fan site Iron Bru, the League One side have accepted an offer from the relegated Baggies, personal terms have been agreed and the deal is set to be completed this weekend.
A product of the Hull City youth team, the 25-year-old played under new Blues boss Paul Hurst during two loan spells at Grimsby Town before joining Scunthorpe on a free transfer in 2016.
Town and Hull both made bids for Townsend – around £400,00 and £250,000 respectively – which were dismissed as ‘rubbish’ by Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann.
He told Radio Humberside: “They’re (the bids) rubbish. A lot of teams want players cheap at the minute and that’s not fair on clubs like us who have taken gambles on players.”