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Ipswich Town make giant goalkeeper Tomáš Holý their first signing of the summer

Tomáš Holý was a first team regular at Gillingham. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have made their first signing since dropping into League One, with giant Czech goalkeeper Tomáš Holý agreeing to join the club on a free transfer.

The 27-year-old has agreed a two-year deal after rejecting a new contract at Gillingham.

At 6ft 9in, it's believed that Holý is the third-tallest goalkeeper in the world.

He started his career in his homeland at Sparta Prague, but failed to make a first team appearance.

However, he played every minute for Gillingham in League One last season as they finished in mid-table.

“I enjoyed my two years at Gillingham and want to thank them for the opportunity they gave me but it feels the right time to take up a new challenge at Ipswich,” Holý said.

"It's a massive club and I’m looking forward to meeting up with the squad for pre-season and will be ready to play my part in helping Ipswich try to get back in the Championship.”

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