PUBLISHED: 06:00 28 June 2018 Stuart Watson Town sold Connor Wickham to Sunderland for an initial £8m. Photo: Action Images Archant Adam Webster will become Ipswich Town’s seventh most lucrative sale of all time if he completes a £3.5m switch to Bristol City later today. STUART WATSON looks at who is on that list. Town bought Tyrone Mings for £10k and sold him for £8.1m. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown 1 – TYRONE MINGS • Town bought for: £10k from Chippenham Town • Town record: 49 starts (15 sub apps), 1 goal • Moved to: Bournemouth Connor Wickham set the record transfer fee for a Football League player joining a Premier League club in 2011. Photo: ARCHANT • When: June 2015 • Fee: £8.1m with potential to rise to £10m The powerful young left-back was picked up from Wiltshire non-league club Chippenham Town (Southern Premier League) for a nominal fee of £10k in December 2012. It was a chance signing, … [Read more...] about Where Adam Webster transfer will rank in Ipswich Town’s most lucrative all-time sales
Poll PUBLISHED: 17:15 27 June 2018 Stuart Watson Adam Webster has made 48 starts and five substitute appearances for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller © Copyright Stephen Waller Ipswich Town have agreed to sell Adam Webster to Championship rivals Bristol City, with the centre-back currently at Ashton Gate undergoing a medical. Adam Webster was hailed as a Premier League player in the making after a fine start to life at Town. Photo: Pagepix It’s understood that the transfer fee is an initial £3.5m, with various add-on clauses meaning the deal has the potential to rise as high as £8m. The EADT and Ipswich Star understands that new Blues boss Paul Hurst has been assured by owner Marcus Evans that the funds raised will go straight into his transfer kitty as he looks to mould his own squad this summer. Webster’s former club Portsmouth will receive a sell-on fee, believed to be 20% of the profit Town have made on the player. That equates to £560k. … [Read more...] about Adam Webster set to join Bristol City for £3.5m
Video PUBLISHED: 10:42 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:58 27 June 2018 Stuart Watson Adam Webster has made 53 appearances for Ipswich Town since arriving from Portsmouth in 2016. Photo: Pagepix Pagepix Ltd Ipswich Town centre-back Adam Webster is once again being linked with Championship rivals Bristol City. Adam Webster gets up above Aston Villa's Joshua Onomah. Photo: Pagepix According to both the Daily Mirror and HITC Sport, the Robins have reportedly lined up the 23-year-old as a replacement for Aden Flint with the latter said to be on the brink of a £7m switch to Middlesbrough. This is a resurfacing of speculation that first began back in January when Derby, Brighton and West Brom were all said to be vying for Flint’s signature. MORE: Which of these 14 young players will be key for Town in 2018/19? Back then, Webster – who arrived at Portman Road two years ago from Portsmouth for a fee of £700k plus highly-rated young defender Matt Clarke – was … [Read more...] about Adam Webster linked to Bristol City again – but surely Town would laugh at a £2m bid?
PUBLISHED: 06:00 10 April 2018 Stuart Watson Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam feels outgoing manager Mick McCarthy should be shown more respect by supporters. Photo: Pagepix Pagepix Ltd.07976 935738 Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam hopes supporters show outgoing manager Mick McCarthy ‘more respect’ at Portman Road tonight. Kieffer Moore made just 11 substitute appearances for Ipswich Town before being sold to Barnsley for £750k in January. Photo: Gregg Brown It was recently announced that McCarthy would be leaving the club, following five-and-a-half years in charge, when his contract expires next season. There was a positive atmosphere for Easter Monday’s entertaining 2-2 home draw with Millwall, but McCarthy faced some unpleasant abuse during Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Brentford. “The players like and respect the manager so much, so to hear him get the stick he’s getting is not nice,” said Hyam. “It shouldn’t be … [Read more...] about ‘They should give him a lot more respect’ – Hyam on fans’ abusing McCarthy
PUBLISHED: 14:04 08 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:49 08 April 2018 Stuart Watson Danny Cowley, Nathan Jones, Tony Mowbray and Maurice Steijn have all been linked with the Ipswich Town job. Picture: PA Archant It’s time for Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans to take a risk and reinvigorate this football club with a bold managerial appointment. Mick McCarthy leaves the pitch at Brentford. Photo: Pagepix The crux of his five-point plan is to overcome an uneven financial playing field by identifying young players with potential and developing them further. So why not take the same approach with the biggest piece of recruitment of all – the manager? You only have to look at the men who have enjoyed underdog success stories around English football – Eddie Howe, Sean Dyche, David Wagner, Dean Smith, Neil Harris, Chris Wilder, Nigel Clough to name a few. There are plenty of interesting and exciting options out there. MORE: Steijn comments on Town links and desire for … [Read more...] about Stuart Watson’s Sunday Verdict: Take a calculated risk Marcus – it’s in Ipswich Town’s DNA