The 18-year-old emerged as a top performer for the Tractor Boys’ U23s, with the young midfielder chipping in with 12 goals as the youth team managed to top the Professional Development League Two South.
With a contract that is set to expire next month, the report states that the League One club have exercised an option in his current Ipswich deal to extend his stay for a further 12 months.
The Tractor Boys are also keen on keeping him beyond the next 12 months and are preparing a longer-term contract for the exciting midfielder.
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His performances within the Tractor Boys’ youth team this season has attracted the attention of Arsenal and West Ham, whilst other clubs have also been alerted to him.
It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out and if the Tractor Boys are able to tie him down to a longer contract if the clubs in pursuit do not agree a deal this summer.
It will be equally as interesting to see if he is anywhere near the first team season, again, if he does not head for pastures new during this transfer window.
Appearing on the bench for the club’s penultimate fixture of the League One campaign, Chirewa could find himself in and around the first-team squad more often next year.
Staying with the third-tier outfit will give him a clearer path to first-team football.