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Ipswich Town confirm arrival of 30-goal striker

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Ipswich Town have completed the signing of Tranmere striker James Norwood on a free transfer. 

The 28-year-old netted 30 league goals for Rovers last season as they won promotion to League One but he has decided to move on, with the Tractor Boys confirming his arrival on their official site this evening.

Norwood has signed a three-year deal at Portman Road with the club having an option of extending that by a further year.

Paul Lambert will be hoping the striker is the man to fire Ipswich straight back into the Championship at the first time of asking.

Ipswich were already one of the favourites to win promotion from League One next season and those chances have only increased with the signing of Norwood who is a real coup for the club.

There had been some concern as to whether Ipswich had some trouble in finalising the deal for the striker, but fans will be relieved as it has now been announced.

He is the third signing this summer for the Suffolk outfit, with Tomas Holy and Adam Przybek already joining up to be part of Lambert’s side for next season.

The Verdict: 

This is a smart bit of business by Ipswich.

Norwood is a proven goalscorer in the lower leagues and knows how to fire teams to promotion having achieved it with Tranmere.

He’s a player with a point to prove in the higher leagues and he’ll be keen to showcase his talent in League One with his new club, whilst it’s a brilliant deal for Ipswich who have brought in a lethal finisher.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.


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