A major update has emerged on Benjamin Siegrist, regarding Ipswich’s interest in the Dundee United beast.
According to Football Insider, Ipswich are working hard to beat Celtic to the signing of Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist. The Blues are said to be negotiating a deal with United that could be worth around £350k, amid interest from Scottish giants Celtic.
The report claims Ipswich are confident that a deal can be done for Siegrist, as Paul Cook attempts to sign a new number one for next season to bolster his squad as they attempt to achieve promotion from League One.
“He’s a top drawer goalkeeper. At the end of the day, you have to be good enough to beat him and he’s made some terrific saves.
“To come to a place like Hibs and get a result, you need a good goalkeeper and he’s done that today.”
Ipswich fans would be buzzing if Siegrist arrives at Portman Road this summer. Mark Ashton must make sure that he is able to seal this deal for the shot-stopper to bolster Cook’s team as the goalkeeping position is an area of concern.
Cook is reportedly unimpressed by last season’s first-choice Tomas Holy and as such, he wants a player to come in to replace the Czech giant this summer, which is where Siegrist could come in following this latest update.
Siegrist appears to be an ideal target for the Blues on paper. The Swiss ‘keeper only has 12 months left on his contract at Dundee United and it could allow Ipswich to secure a bargain for him. Transfermarkt values Siegrist at £540k, which is almost £200k more than Football Insider are claiming Ipswich could pay.
This means that Ipswich could be getting outstanding value for money with Siegrist, which is why Ashton must ensure that he is able to get this move over the line in the coming weeks.
The £1.5k-per-week beast enjoyed a fine season with Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership. He kept 11 clean sheets and only conceded 36 goals in 31 games for the club and was named their Player of the Season, showing that he has the quality to perform at the top level in Scotland.
Ipswich fans will be delighted by this signing, if it goes through, as Siegrist is a proven performer at a higher standard than League One in England – suggesting that he could thrive at Ipswich and solve a massive problem for them.