Ipswich Town transfer rumour: Blues ready to make £500k bid for Rangers striker Joe Garner

Joe Garner scored 10 goals during his debut season at Rangers. Photo: PA

Joe Garner scored 10 goals during his debut season at Rangers. Photo: PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Ipswich Town are ready to make a £500k bid for Rangers striker Joe Garner, according to the Daily Express.

The 29-year-old signed a three-year deal at Ibrox last summer, after making a £1.4m switch from Preston North End, and scored 10 goals in his debut season for the Glasgow club.

It’s reported that boss Pedro Caixinha might be tempted to sell though as he looks raise funds in order to rebuild his squad during the close season.

Garner – a former England Under-16, U17 and U19 international – started his career at hometown club Blackburn Rovers but was unable to break into the first team prior to moving on to Carlisle, initially on loan, then Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield (loan), Scunthorpe (loan), Watford and Carlisle for a further loan spell before joining Preston in 2013.

Mick McCarthy and his staff will certainly remember him scoring a 20-minute second-half hat-trick as the Lilywhites beat Town 3-2 in an FA Cup third round replay at Deepdale in January 2014.

The following season Garner won the League One Player of the Year award as he helped Preston into the Championship via the play-offs.

Altogether he has scored 111 goals in 375 career appearances.

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