Town Eyeing Rochdale Midfielder?

According to Football Insider, Ipswich Town are one of four clubs keen on a deal for Rochdale midfielder Ollie Rathbone.

Apparently Rathbone, 23, is attracting interest from a host of sides after starring for Brian Barry-Murphy’s side this term. Championship side Blackburn and fellow League One sides Sunderland and Portsmouth are also rumoured to be interested in the central midfielder.

Rathbone, who is contracted until 2022, signed for Rochdale in June 2016 after leaving Manchester United, has gone onto make 132 for Dale, scoring 11 goals.

A move for a central midfielder would appear probably the last place Town boss Paul Lambert would want to strengthen. The fact the 23 year old would also warrant a transfer fee would make the deal at his stage unlikely.

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