Norwood signing confirmed

Town have completed the signing of striker James Norwood on a free transfer. As reported earlier, Norwood’s car was sighted earlier at the club seemingly finalising the deal.

The 28-year-old put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Portman Road, with the Club having the option of an additional 12 months.

Norwood, finished the campaign as the EFL’s top scorer having netted 32 times for the Whites, only a tally matched by Sergio Augero in the whole country.

Speaking to the official website “I’ve come here to achieve things. Ipswich have got a good chance of going up next season and I want to be part of that. Ipswich is a Premier League club and I want to help them get back to that level. I’ve looked around the stadium and it’s unbelievable. Looking at the size of the crowds last season, the facilities. I just can’t wait for pre-season to start now” said the former Tranmere striker.

On his aims for the upcoming season Norwood, who has achieved back to back promotions with Tranmere is aiming for an unique hat trick, “I’ve come here to achieve things. I have had two promotions and Ipswich have got a good chance of going up next season and I want to be part of that.”

Speaking on potential other clubs interested, Norwood revealed he had other offers, “I had three or four Championship clubs make offers but I spoke with Paul Lambert and he told me how he saw me fit into his team. It’s a massive club and I have seen how the fans get behind the team and I know what that can do for a football club. It was a no-brainer for me really.”

Norwood is Paul Lambert’s third signing following goalkeepers Tomas Holy and Adam Przybek.

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