Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce is reported to be planning a bid for his former Bolton Wanderers striker Jonathan Walters, who now plays for Ipswich Town, either as a striker or on the right wing. He stands 6’0″ tall.
Jon Walters – playing well for Ipswich Town
Sam Allardyce sold him at Bolton but is now reported to be ready to bid Â£1M for the Ipswich star.
Jonathan (Jon) Walters was born on 20th September 1983 in Birkenhead and currently plays as a striker for Ipswich Town F.C.
Jonathan started his career at Blackburn Rovers scoring plenty of goals for their youth team before moving to Bolton Wanderers. He played a few first team games there under then manager Sam Allardyce before signing for Hull City, then Wrexham and in 2006 signed for Chester City. He agreed terms with Ipswich on a deal worth Â£150K plus add-ons in mid-January 2007.Â On 3 March 2007 Walters scored his first goal for Ipswich in their 2-1 over Queens Park Rangers at Portman Road.
Jon Walters has already been at 9 clubs, and they are Blackburn, Bolton, Hull (loan), Crewe (loan), Barnsley (loan), Scunthorpe (loan), Wrexham, Chester City and now Ipswich Town. He has played 28 times for Ipswich and scored 12 goals. Jon has played in a total 156 first class games and scored 35 goals and has also played for the Republic of Ireland u21’s thus making him an Irish international, even though he is still eligible to play for England.
Walters has more than proved his worth at Ipswich and has been a prominent figure in the starting line-up, impressing everybody with his hard working displays, excellent attitude and consistency. Jon He scored his first ever hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Bristol City in November 2007 at Portman Road, and in the same week he received a call up to the Republic of Ireland squad.
We wonder if Walters has enough talent to make it in the Premier League with Newcastle United.
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