Nottingham Forest have been told they will have to stump up £10million to land Ispwich Town forward Martyn Waghorn, according to The Mirror’s transfer live blog (22/07 11:25).
The 28-year-old only joined the Tractor Boys last summer and had a fine season in the Championship, scoring 16 goals and making 11 assists in 44 league appearances.
According to the report, a number of Championship clubs are interested in Waghorn, including Derby, Middlesbrough, Forest and Sheffield United, who have made a £5million bid for the talented forward.
Now it appears Ipswich want up to £10million for their prized asset who is valued at £1.35million on Transfermarkt.
Even though Waghorn was Ipswich’s top scorer last season, £10million does seem rather a lot for a player Nottingham Forest don’t really need, and it would be Aitor Karanka’s biggest mistake since he became boss if he spent that much on the 28-year-old.
Forest have only just signed a striker in Lewis Grabban and Aitor Karanka could be in danger of over-doing it this summer with the number of recruits as it could take a while for the team to gel.
The club did well to bring in their targets early in the window and now it’s time to focus on the season ahead rather than continue to dip into the market.