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Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has looked to strengthen his squad after agreeing a fee with Colchester United for full-back Kane Vincent-Young, it has been confirmed on the U’s club website.
Vincent-Young, 23, is now in talks with the Tractor Boys as they look to complete a deal, having made 125 appearances for League Two club Colchester since his senior debut for them back in 2015.
So will Vincent-Young be a good signing for the Tractor Boys?
“This looks like a really smart move from the League One side.
“Vincent-Young is an exciting full-back who loves to get forward and would be a great addition to the Tractor Boys squad.
“At 23, the defender should only improve over the next few years, so this is a move that could pay dividends for Ipswich in the future.
“It should have an immediate impact as well and could be a real boost in the Tractor Boys’ promotion push this season.”
“This could turn out to be a very shrewd signing by Ipswich providing that they can complete a deal before the summer transfer window shuts on September 2nd.
“One of Colchester United’s most consistent performers last season, Vincent-Young made 40 appearances for the club as he helped them secure an eighth-place finish in League Two.
“As well being able to read the game sufficiently in a defensive sense, the full-back also offers an attacking threat having been directly involved in four goals for Colchester during the previous term.
“Whereas he only has a minimal amount of experience at League One level under his belt, there is no reason why Vincent-Young cannot hit the ground running for an Ipswich side who are looking to launch a bid for promotion this season.”
“This is an exciting signing for Ipswich and I’m sure their supporters will be relieved to see the club’s chiefs finally putting some funds out.
“Vincent-Young is a great defensive right-back but he can also operate in a more advanced wing-back role, so he will bring versatility to the squad.
“It is also a shrewd business move as he is still only 23 years old and could be sold for a significant fee further down the line if he continues his development.
“I think Vincent-Young is someone who immediately improves the Ipswich squad and he should go straight into the Ipswich starting line-up ahead of Janoi Donacien.”