Ipswich Town are close to signing AFC Wimbledon attacker Ali Al-Hamadi, who passed a medical with the Championship club at the weekend, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.


Al-Hamadi has been in lethal form in League Two at AFC Wimbledon and Ipswich earmarked him as a potential signing after being impressed with his displays.


Kieran McKenna’s side are now close to snapping Al-Hamadi up and the deal will cost just over £1m, with add-ons including.




Ipswich have already taken a key step in the bid to sign Al-Hamadi as he had a medical in Qatar at the weekend.


The Iraq international came through the medical checks without any issue and Ipswich are on course to sign him despite late hijack attempts.



It is claimed that other clubs tried to hijack Ipswich’s swoop late on, but Al-Hamadi had by that time already decided that he wanted to move to Portman Road.


Ipswich will hope that he can quickly adapt to the demands of stepping up to the Championship.



Losing the services of Al-Hamadi will be a big blow for AFC Wimbledon, but a substantial fee from Ipswich will at least help the League Two side to cushion it.