Ipswich Town keeper could be one of the few Tractor Boys’ players remaining in the second tier as Birmingham City line up a move, according to the Daily Star via Birmingham Live.
It had previously been believed that goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski was attracting Championship interest from a couple of unnamed clubs, but one has now been revealed as Birmingham City.
The Poland international will reportedly cost potential suitors £1.5 million, but he appears free to leave Portman Road after they secured the services of Tomas Holy from Gillingham yesterday.
The Blues did try to tempt Bialkowski away with a £3m bid last summer but were unable to convince him to leave Paul Hurst’s side back then. Following Hurst’s sacking and relegation from the Championship, it appears his price has now dropped.
Birmingham are to be restricted to low-value transfers and free agent signings as they continue to negotiate their way through the Financial Fair Play regulations that blighted a promising campaign this year.
With Holy coming in, it does appear that Bialkowski is on his way. £1.5m might not seem like a huge amount, but in League One it is a hefty sum to have behind you.
Whilst the likes of Sunderland might find that sort of fee the norm, glancing outside the top six would reveal it to be a season-changing figure. it would be great business for Paul Lambert if it goes ahead.