Updated: McGreal confirms deal agreed
Colchester boss John McGreal has confirmed that Town have been granted permission to speak with full-back Kane Vincent-Young.
Ipswich Town have reportedly agreed a fee in the region of £500,000 with Colchester United, with the 23 year old now discussing terms with Town.
“I got a phone call off [chairman] Robbie [Cowling] last night to say that the clubs have agreed a fee and have given permission for Kane and his representatives to go and have a chat with Ipswich,” former Blues centre-half McGreal told the Colchester Gazette.
“Kane’s been great since I’ve been here – he’s been a real mainstay of how I want to do things and he can play either side as full-back.
“He’ll be a real tough one to replace if he goes, there’s no question about that because of how he performs, the athleticism he has and also what type of player and character he is. He has been excellent for us.”
Town were linked with the full-back over the weekend with Lambert naturally playing down any interest when asked after the defeat at Luton on Tuesday night.
Vincent-Young, 23, was on trial with Town last season under the watchful eye of former boss Paul Hurst.
Hurst opted against signing the full-back on a free and Vincent-Young subsequently signed a new two-year deal with the U’s.
Vincent-Young was released by Tottenham in 2014, Vincent-Young joined Colchester’s academy shortly followed by breaking into the first team.
The full-back position is certainly an area Town boss Paul Lambert is keen to bolster. With Josh Emmanuel firmly out of the picture, Janoi Donacien has started both league games but Lambert still sees Donacien as a centre-half.