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Ipswich Town complete signing of Salford City goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky

Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook has made his fifth summer signing with the arrival of Vaclav Hladky from Salford City.

Speculation last night claimed that a deal was close to bring the Czech 'keeper to Portman Road.

And the switch has now been confirmed, with the 30-year-old arriving at Ipswich from the League Two Ammies for an undisclosed fee.

Vaclav Hladky has joined Ipswich Town from Salford City. Picture: ITFC
Vaclav Hladky has joined Ipswich Town from Salford City. Picture: ITFC

Hladky, who has put pen to paper on a three-year deal, has joined Ipswich on the back of an impressive 2020/21 campaign with Salford. He kept a division-high 22 clean sheets – form that saw him included in the League Two Team of the Season.

“It’s been an absolutely perfect day. I’ve signed the contract and I’m so happy to be here," he told the club's website.

“Ipswich Town is a huge club so it was a quick decision. I got the offer and I said ‘yes I want to be there’ straight away. I share the vision of the club and I can't wait to get started."

Cook, meanwhile, is delighted to have secured the services of a player he expects to play a 'massive part' in his team.

He said: "The goalkeeper is such an important position on the pitch and once again our owners have backed us with this signing.

"He will have a massive part to play for us next season. This is another part of the jigsaw that we are putting together."

Hladky will now link up with his compatriot and fellow 'keeper Tomas Holy at Ipswich, although the latter has been strongly linked with a move away in recent weeks.

It has been a busy period of incomings for the Suffolk side, with Rekeem Harper and Macauley Bonne both signing over the weekend.

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