An update has emerged on Charlton goalkeeper Ben Amos, regarding Ipswich’s interest in his services this summer.
According to South London Press journalist Richard Cawley, Ipswich are looking at Charlton goalkeeper Ben Amos ahead of his potential free agent status next month. Amos is out of contract at the start of July and Cawley has claimed that Ipswich are taking him under consideration this summer, with Charlton still in talks with the former Manchester United shot-stopper over a new deal.
“I thanked Ben Amos for that point today because he was the reason we got the point, he made some great saves and Ben Watson threw himself in front of a few. We’re low on bodies at the minute.
“There were some good things and some bad things today. Amos was excellent, we got 90 in Watson – how he’s played that game is beyond me.”
Ipswich could find their next Bartosz Bialkowski with Amos. Bialkowski was excellent between the sticks for Ipswich for a number of years, keeping 41 clean sheets in 178 appearances for the club before joining Championship side Millwall in 2019 following the club’s relegation to League One.
The Blues have been unable to adequately replace the Poland international, with Paul Cook reportedly wanting to move Tomas Holy on this summer after the Czech keeper failed to impress him in League One.
This is where Amos could come into the picture. He is a proven League One performer and could be the man to finally fill Bialkowski’s gloves at Portman Road and be Ipswich’s next hero between the posts.
Amos played in all 46 games for Charlton in League One as they finished above Ipswich in the table, with the 31-year-old keeping 17 clean sheets and conceding 56 goals throughout the campaign to prove his quality at this level. The fact Charlton are keen to keep him also suggests that he impressed behind the scenes as well as on the pitch, which is a good sign for Ipswich.
Therefore, Ipswich CEO Mark Ashton must sanction seal a swoop for the £4.5k-per-week ace if possible.
Amos could be a quality option to replace Holy and Ashton could hand Cook a reliable number one option, who could be the club’s first choice for a number of years. 31 is not old in goalkeeping terms and that means that Amos could be Ipswich’s key man in goal for the next four or five years, just as Bialkowski was during his time in Suffolk.