Ipswich Town forward, Freddie Sears, is on the radar of former club Colchester United heading into the summer transfer window, a source has exclusively revealed to Football League World.
Sears will see his contract at Portman Road expire in the summer transfer window and, despite the fact the club have a 12-month option on those terms, it appears that the 31-year-old will be heading out of Ipswich a free agent.
A source has revealed to Football League World that Colchester are lining up a move to sign Sears on a free transfer in the summer window and plan on luring him into League Two.
That would offer Sears the chance to return to Colchester after a six season stint at Ipswich.
Earlier in his career, the forward made 109 appearances for the U’s between 2012 and 2015, having initially arrived at the club on loan from West Ham United.
During that period, Sears helped himself to an impressive goal tally, returning 36 goals.
That prompted a move to Ipswich in 2015, with Sears managing 217 appearances for the Tractor Boys and scoring 34 goals for the club.
However, he has been part of the squad that’s slipped from the Championship into League One, with Paul Cook now waiting to embark on a summer of change.
Sears has managed 29 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring three goals, two of which came in the 3-0 League Cup win over Bristol Rovers all the way back in September.
He hasn’t scored since October now.