Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna is looking to bolster his attacking department before the January transfer window closes and is reportedly eyeing up a move for a winger this winter.
According to a report from the Sheffield Star, Ipswich are weighing up a move for versatile Sheffield Wednesday forward Marvin Johnson this month and have been in contact with the Owls over a possible transfer as the Tractor Boys look to add depth to their left-hand side.
The 33-year-old was left out in the cold in Hillsborough by former head coach Xisco Munoz, having not been registered in the Spaniard’s squad for the Championship season. However, the experienced attacker was brought back into the fold when Danny Rohl took charge in October and made his first appearance of the campaign in early November.
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Johnson has since gone on to score three goals and record two assists in merely 13 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday in all competitions, with three goal contributions coming in his last three outings.
The former Middlesbrough man was out of contract at the end of last season as the Owls were promoted back to the Championship and the Sheffield Star reported during the summer that McKenna was keen to bring Johnson to Portman Road.
However, Johnson eventually penned a new deal with Wednesday in July, keeping him with the newly-promoted side for an undisclosed duration. Nevertheless, it seems as though Ipswich Town have now reignited their interest in the winger.
Ipswich Town have also been linked with a move for Blackburn Rovers centre-forward Sam Gallagher this past week, with journalist Nick Mashiter claiming that the Blues had submitted two unsuccessful bids worth up to £1.5 million for the 28-year-old.
Given McKenna was looking to sign Johnson during the summer, there may be quite a lot of truth in the latest report that the club have reignited their interest in the 33-year-old.
However, it will be interesting to see whether the player himself would like to move to Portman Road. Johnson is playing some of the best football right now that he has in several seasons and will likely be just a backup option to Nathan Broadhead and Wes Burns at Ipswich so the wide-man will need to consider what’s important to him at this moment in time before making a decision.