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Ipswich Town reportedly on the verge of signing Salford United goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky

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Ipswich Town are reportedly closing in on the addition of a new goalkeeper.

Manager Paul Cook is expected to bring in two goalies this summer, with the likes of Charlton Athletic's Ben Amos and Dundee United's Benjamin Siegrist both strongly linked with moves to Portman Road in recent days.

However, according to widespread reports from the likes of the East Anglian Daily Times and TWTD, Town are now closing in on Salford City's number one Vaclav Hladky.

The former Czech Republic youth international joined the League Two side on a free transfer in August last year and went on to have a memorable 2020/21 campaign.

Hladky kept a division-best 22 clean sheets – form that saw him named in the League Two Team of the Season. The 30-year-old also played a key role in the Ammies winning the Covid-delayed previous term's EFL Trophy final against higher-league Portsmouth at Wembley.

Earlier in his careeer Hladky played for Zbrojovka Brno and FC Slovan Liberec in his homeland before joining Scottish outfit St Mirren in 2019.

He spent one campaign north of the border and then switched to Salford, where he has 12 months remaining on his contract.

The East Anglian Daily Times further reports that Ipswich are nearing the signing of former Sheffield Wednesday left-sided player Matt Penney.

The 23-year-old was released by the Owls at the end of last term.

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