The 20-year-old is set to depart the Tractor Boys this summer, with Town boss Kieran McKenna revealing the striker’s desire to leave the club after contract talks broke down.
Simpson, who had made seven senior appearances for the club before the start of the 2021-22 season, spent the first half of the campaign on loan at League Two side Swindon Town, where he scored 11 times in 30 matches.
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Despite being recalled by Ipswich during the January transfer window, Simpson was kept in the club’s under-23 squad and has not been able to add to his senior outings, not even making a matchday squad this season in League One.
Ipswich are set to trigger the one-year extension in Simpson’s contract, but they will allow the powerful forward to leave providing they receive an acceptable fee for his services.
Both clubs have been relegated to League One for the 2022-23 campaign but are interested in adding Simpson to their striking options, with the player himself set to face Posh on Friday afternoon for Ipswich’s under-23’s.
Simpson is clearly unhappy at the way things have gone in the second half of the season at Ipswich – perhaps he thought McKenna would give him an opportunity due to his recall.
That appears to be why he wants to move on and why contract negotiations have broken down, and there’s no point keeping a player that is clearly unhappy with his situation.
Simpson clearly has a lot of potential though as he showed at Swindon with his goal haul and general performances – he looked like he was ready for the step up to League One.
And with Peterborough’s knack for bringing through young strikers and developing them, it wouldn’t be a shock to see Simpson land there – especially if he impresses against them for Ipswich’s development squad.