July 21, 2024

According to The Athletic, Ipswich Town and Plymouth Argyle both considered Orlando City forward Duncan McGuire during the January transfer window.
Ipswich Town, Plymouth Argyle, Sheffield Wednesday, and Blackburn Rovers were among the clubs interested in the MLS star.

McGuire, 22, appeared to have joined the latter on deadline day after coming to England, but the club stated in an official statement that the move has not yet been sanctioned by the EFL.

According to The Athletic,’several’ Championship teams were keeping an eye on him, including the Tractor Boys and the Pilgrims.

Ipswich Town and Plymouth Argyle eyed attacker

Ipswich ended up reinforcing their striking department by signing Ali Al-Hamadi and Kieffer Moore from AFC Wimbledon and AFC Bournemouth, respectively, as they seek promotion to the Premier League under Kieran McKenna.

Under new manager Ian Foster, Plymouth signed a few players to boost their ranks, including Greg Cundle, Adam Forshaw, Alfie Devine, Matthew Sorinola, Darko Gyabi, and Lino Sousa, but did not add a forward.

McGuire scored 15 goals in all competitions for Orlando during the 2023 season, including 13 in the league.

He began his career with Sporting Omaha FC before joining the Creighton Bluejays in college. The Nebraska native went on to become a significant player, scoring 28 goals in 55 league games.

Duncan McGuire: Blackburn Rovers could fail to complete deal after  paperwork not lodged in time - BBC Sport

 

McGuire then played for Lane United in the USL League Two, where he scored four goals before being selected by Orlando in the 2023 MLS Super Draft.

He hasn’t looked back since, becoming a significant asset to the Lions and helping them finish second in the Eastern Conference in their previous season.

Time will tell if his move to Blackburn is finalized, as new reports suggest Ipswich and Plymouth were also interested in him.

 

 

 

 

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