League One side Ipswich Town have agreed a deal to sign Colchester United defender Kane Vincent-Young for a fee of around £500,000, according to reports from the East Anglian Daily Times.
The 23-year-old was one of Colchester’s standout performers last season, making 44 appearances in all competitions as the Essex club narrowly missed out on a place in the League Two play-offs.
The London-born defender has made a total of 126 appearances for John McGreal’s side, establishing himself as one of the most exciting full-backs in the fourth tier over the last couple of seasons.
The full-back, able to play on either the left or the right, has been linked with a move to Portman Road for quite some time, with Sunderland also believed to interested in signing the exciting defender.
But now, it is claimed by the East Anglian Daily Times that both Ipswich and Colchester have agreed a deal in the region of £500,000 for the defender, who now looks set to join the Tractor Boys.
Ipswich did in fact have Vincent-Young on trial under Paul Hurst last summer, but the Suffolk club opted to sign Janoi Donacien from Accrington Stanley instead.
Paul Lambert’s side have picked up four points from their opening two league games, and will look to strengthen their full-back positions with the addition of Vincent-Young.
Vincent-Young is a very attacking, talented full-back who could be a very good signing for Ipswich.
He is solid defensively, but he also loves to get forward and create assists with his electric pace and power.
Ipswich definitely need to add competition to the likes of Donacien and Luke Garbutt, but a fee of £500,000 suggests that he isn’t going there just to make up the numbers.