Ipswich Town Set To Miss Out On Target

Ipswich Town target Ellis Simms is reportedly expected to sign for fellow Championship side Coventry City for an undisclosed fee, as confirmed by journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Everton striker is expected to complete a move to the CBS Arena this weekend, ahead of the club’s pre-season tour of Portugal and have beaten several Championship sides to his signature.

Who is Ellis Simms?

The forward is a former Manchester City youth player, before he joined Everton in 2017. He has since progressed through the club’s academy as well as enjoying loan spells with the likes of Blackpool and Hearts.

He began last season at Sunderland, scoring seven goals in 17 games as well as assisting a further two. He was then recalled by Everton in January and featured 11 times in the Premier League, including a goal against Chelsea.

Championship awaits

Ipswich Town will be back in the Championship next season, after finishing second in League One. The club were involved in a thrilling title race, before falling short to Plymouth Argyle.

Meanwhile, Coventry City reached the Championship play-off final last season, finishing fifth but were beaten on penalties by Luton Town in the final.

What’s been said?

According to a Twitter post from Fabrizio Romano, Simms is set to link up with the Skyblues. He stated…

Coventry are set to sign Ellis Simms on permanent deal from Everton for £8m fee, confirmed — while Sporting are at final stages of Gyökeres deal.‘

Writer’s View

As a Coventry fan, I am over the moon to see Ellis Simms join the club. The 22-year-old was my number one target to replace Viktor Gyokeres, who’s expected to join Sporting Lisbon in the coming days.

Ipswich, Sunderland and Swansea have been credited with an interest but with Coventry winning the race, it shows a major statement of intent for the club, ahead of the 2023/24 Championship campaign.

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