Norwood set to sign for Ipswich Town

Tranmere Rovers striker James Norwood is set to sign for Ipswich Town according to the Daily Mirror.

Norwood is the country’s top scorer this season with thirty-two goals across all competitions, including the goal that sent Tranmere to Wembley for the League Two play-off final, having netted the crucial equalise against Forest Green Rovers on Monday Night.

The twenty-eight-year-old is out of contract in the summer after rejecting the offer of a new deal at Prenton Park, and the Mirror reports completion of the deal will take place after the final with Newport County at Wembley.

The current EFL League Two player of the year season was thought to be wanted by several clubs including Burton Albion with manager Nigel Clough recently publically acknowledging his admiration of the hitman.

However, it appears the Tractor Boys may have got their man as they look to build a squad capable of an immediate return to the Championship after relegation from League One.


Our View

Norwood is a hero at Prenton Park and Tranmere fans will be devastated if he leaves, especially as they could well be playing at the same level next season.

Ipswich are desperate to go back up, and the club is likely to be able to offer much better terms than Tranmere for a player who knows at his age his next contract is likely to be the best of his career.

On the face of it, the deal looks a strange one, but once he failed to sign a new contract, the writing was on the wall.

Some Tranmere fans may say he could do better than Ipswich and I tend to agree, Norwood is a quality player, and Ipswich might be on the verge of signing the goals they need to mount a promotion challenge.

 

 

 

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