Ipswich ready to offload Campo

IPSWICH Town are ready to offload Spanish misfit Iván Campo.

Derek Davis

IPSWICH Town are ready to offload Spanish misfit Iván Campo.

The former Real Madrid and Bolton Wanderers star has not featured for the Blues since their 2-2 home draw with Swansea six games ago and will be allowed to go out on loan before the window closes next week if a club comes in for him.

“Ivan remains very much part of my squad,” said Blues boss Jim Magilton.

“But he needs games, and if the opportunity came to loan him out - and it suited Ivan and Ipswich Town - then I would let him go.”

Although Charlton were reportedly interested in the 34-year-old last month they have not followed that up, but it is understood Campo would favour a move to the capital or back to the north-west.

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While the experienced defensive player has been a motivational figure to the youngsters in training, shedding his £10,000 a week wages would also suit Town.

Campo, who was involved in a public bust-up with Jon Walters during the Swansea game that is alleged to have carried on down the tunnel and into the dressing room, has found himself out of favour in a midfield. Veliche Shumulikoski has made the anchor role his own with Owen Garvan his usual partner, along with David Norris tucking in from the right.

Campo can also play in central defence, but he is behind Richard Naylor, Gareth McAuley, Alex Bruce and Pim Balkestein, in the pecking order.