Ipswich Town transfer rumour: Cardiff want McGoldrick for ‘small fee’ this January, reports The Sun

David McGoldrick is in the final year of his Ipswich Town contract and the club do not have a 12 mon

David McGoldrick is in the final year of his Ipswich Town contract and the club do not have a 12 month extension clause. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Cardiff City want to sign Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick this month, according to The Sun.

McGoldrick, who has scored 43 goals in 154 appearances for the Blues, is in the final few months of his contract and, unusually, the club do not have a 12-month extension clause in his deal.

The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland international, who has had his injury problems over the last two years, has admitted he faces a ‘big decision’ over his future.

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock is said to be keen on signing the silky front man in order to aid a promotion push. The Bluebirds are third in the Championship table, but have lost their last four games on the spin.

The Sun reports that Town could be tempted by a ‘small fee’ to land the ex-Nottingham Forest striker rather than risk losing him on a Bosman free transfer in the summer.

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Relegation-battling Birmingham City are also said to be interested.

Speaking last October, McGoldrick said: “This is one of the most important years for me, no doubt about that.

“I’m out of contract and there is no option on that either. It’s down to me and the club what happens next year.

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“I have not been offered anything by the club yet but if that changes then obviously I’ve got to look at it. I have a lot of respect for the club and the staff here.

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“My family are back in Nottingham, so I have to think about that. I’m 29 now and have probably got one or maybe two contracts ahead of me before I’m in the real world, as they say!

“It’s a short career, football, so I know it’s a big decision for me ahead but, as I said, it’s not something I’m worried about. I will deal with it when I come across it.”

Blues boss Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor are in the final few month of their contracts too, with McCarthy having said ‘I’ll decide what I do’.

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