Southend United goalkeeper set to join Premier League side

David Martin is set to join Premier League newcomers Ipswich Town from Southend United.

The 38-year-old goalkeeper excelled in a player-coach role with the Shrimpers last season but is now set to move on after his contract expired at Roots Hall.

 

Martin made 10 appearances for the Blues last term and collaborated effectively with the club’s current number one, Collin Andeng Ndi.

 

However, the former West Ham United shot-stopper now seems poised to head to Suffolk, where he will once again take on a coaching role.

RELATED: Southend United consortium agree terms with Ron Martin

The consortium is one step closer to completing their takeover of Southend United after agreeing to terms with chairman Ron Martin, according to the Echo.

 

Justin Rees, the head of the group of businessmen, flew in from Australia earlier this week to expedite discussions, while consortium member Jason Brown returned from Hong Kong to help finalize the deal.

 

The consortium has separated the takeover of the Shrimpers from discussions about the property plans for Fossetts Farm, which were initially expected to include a £20 million contribution for the redevelopment of Roots Hall. However, this contribution is now believed to be smaller.

 

After three days of intense negotiations, an agreement has been reached, and lawyers have been instructed to proceed. Despite this progress, the deal is expected to take some time to finalize and cannot be considered completely done until all details are officially settled.

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