Every great Ipswich Town team needs a Dutchman – These Ipswich fans react to latest signing

Ipswich Town have agreed on a deal to sign versatile Dutch defender Levi Andoh in January.

The nineteen-year-old will sign an eighteen-month contract after completing a successful trial at the club.

The Amsterdam-born defender was brought up in Leicester and arrived at Portman Road via Canada and spells at Worcester City and the Wolves Academy.

He impressed for the Tractor Boys Under-23’s in games against Bolton and Cardiff, contributing two assists from right-back in the 3-1 win over the Bluebirds. The 6ft 3in teenager can operate all across the backline or in midfield.


While little is known about the youngster who will spend much of his time with Town’s under-23’s, news of his capture set some fans off on a nostalgia trip.

Football fans of a certain age will no doubt remember the Dutch duo of Frans Thijssen and Arnold Muhren gracing the old First Division in the early 1980s when Ipswich regularly challenged for major honours under the management of the legendary Bobby Robson.

Indeed, Ipswich just missed out on the League Championship a couple of times and found glory in winning the old UEFA Cup. It was a spell of blistering football in East Anglia, and many Ipswich fans are hoping Andoh can have the same effect their legendary Dutch duo had in the 80s.

Some fans were also quick to point out Ipswich has a history dating back to the signing of Muhren and Thijssen of signing excellent Dutch players.

It’s asking a lot of a nineteen-year-old youngster, but that didn’t stop these Ipswich fans dreaming on social media.

Here is a small selection of responses to the signing on Twitter.



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