An update has emerged regarding Ipswich’s interest in Crystal Palace defender Jaroslaw Jach.
According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, the Suffolk club want to sign the Eagles centre-back on loan before the end of the transfer window.
Nixon claims that the Tractor Boys and their League One rivals Wigan are both showing an interest in the Polish defender.
Mark Ashton and Paul Cook must avoid a disaster with this deal. Jach has had a troubled career in England with Palace and the evidence suggests that he would be a poor signing for the Blues, which is why they must avoid him between now and the end of the month.
The defender has made just one senior appearance for Palace (in the Carabao Cup) in three years. He spent part of last season on loan to Fortuna Sittard and was limited to just three games in the Eredivisie. This unsuccessful loan spell suggests that he is not in the best of form at present and would arrive at Portman Road lacking in confidence, which is not ideal for a club hoping to push for promotion.
Why has it not worked out for him at Selhurst Park? Jach has previously given his own explanation for it, stating that he has not been able to adapt to the physicality of the English game. However, he does not regret making the move and is determined to make it work.
He told Sport.pl: “I do not feel regret, only aggression and stubbornness. I want to prove to everyone that I can play in the Premier League.
“Yes, (the Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson) was a supporter of the transfer (from Lubin). But when I came to England, I was not ready for such a jump. It was hard for me to compete with the boys who have been playing in the Premier League for years.
“Today I have to gain experience and … grow. I devote a lot of attention to working out at the gym, because – to put it bluntly – in England, the physicality can kill you.”
This is why Ipswich must avoid the £10k-per-week dud. He is coming off the back of a disappointing season and has already given the club a reason not to sign him with these comments, as they suggest that he would be bullied by opposition strikers.
Any team swinging crosses in and lumping long balls to their tall, bulky strikers will seemingly be able to dominate Jach. Therefore, Ashton and Cook must look elsewhere and prevent themselves from heading towards a disaster with the Polish defender.