The EADT reports that Ipswich Town have agreed to pay £1 million plus add-ons for AFC Wimbledon striker Ali Al-Hamadi.
Ipswich Town have been in desperate need of a new striker this month. A long-term injury to George Hirst, along with the departure of Freddie Ladapo and the recall of Dane Scarlett, has left the Tractor Boys with few choices at the top of the pitch.
The Tractor Boys have been connected with numerous potential additions. Al-Hamadi, AFC Wimbledon’s talisman, is among those mentioned after scoring 17 goals and assisting seven times in 29 games this season.
A new study from the EADT has brought good news for Town fans. It is believed that a sum of £1 million plus add-ons has been agreed upon, and Al-Hamadi completed a physical in Qatar over the weekend.
Other clubs attempted to hijack him, but he is determined to join Ipswich Town, according to the report.
Ipswich Town is on the verge of adding a striker to their squad. It is stated that another striker will still be targeted after the Al-Hamadi trade, further reinforcing Kieran McKenna’s ranks.
The shocking FA Cup defeat to Maidstone United demonstrated why there is such a great need for a striker. In the absence of go-to striker Hirst, 38 shots and one goal in the 2-1 loss highlight the need for greater deadly instinct up top.
If Al-Hamadi’s League Two qualities can convert to Championship football, Town could have a true star on their hands. He’s proven to be a true predator in front of the net, and his physicality can translate to the second tier.
It’s a significant jump up, but with an agreement in place, we may not have to wait long to see if Al-Hamadi can make the transition from fourth-tier to first.