Ipswich Town To Battle It Out With Championship Rivals For 29-Goal Striker

Ipswich Town are set to go to battle with Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers and Watford for Hertha Berlin striker Derry Scherhant in January, according to Football Insider.

It was revealed by The Telegraph during the summer that Champions League side Newcastle United were in for Scherhant’s signature as head coach Eddie Howe looked to add more youth to his ranks with first-team experience.

Nevertheless, a move never came to fruition but the 21-year-old has been in fine goalscoring form in the 2. Bundesliga ever since Hertha were relegated from the top flight last season.

Under manager Pal Dardai, Scherhant has scored just once in 13 appearances in all competitions. However, in the Regionalliga Northeast with Hertha II, Scherhart has found the net five times in five matches. Overall, in 51 games with the reserve side, the youngster has scored 29 goals and recorded 11 assists which is an exceptional return.

Preston North End were also linked with a move for the centre-forward during the summer transfer window but now it looks as though Ipswich, Blackburn and Watford have all entered the race for his signature.

Football Insider are reporting that Blackburn, in particular, are long-term admirers of the talented frontman and had three loan offers rejected over the past few months for his services, with Hertha not willing to allow their highly-rated number ‘9’ leave temporarily.

Scherhart’s primary position is as a striker but he can also play on the flanks if needed, offering any coach that has him flexibility to tweak the team’s shape if needed.

Writer’s View

Scherhart is a really good centre-forward. There is a reason why a club like Newcastle United, with their excellent recruitment team, were keeping a close eye on his progress in Germany.

Ipswich Town may have the edge over Rovers and Watford though, considering there is now a high possibility that Kieran McKenna’s side can offer Scherhart Premier League football next season.

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