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Ipswich Town hold talks with 29-year-old ahead of potential transfer agreement

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Portsmouth winger Michael Jacobs is reportedly in talks with League One rivals Ipswich Town over a potential move to Portman Road, according to The News. 

Jacobs signed for Pompey back in 2020, and made 21 appearances in all competitions for the League One side in the 2020/21 season, as they finished eighth in the table.

Jacobs worked under the management of Cook whilst the pair were at Wigan Athletic, with the winger playing an important role in their promotion-winning campaign in the 2017/18 season.

It appears as though Cook is keen on a reunion with the 29-year-old, with Pompey reportedly giving Jacobs permission to discuss terms with Ipswich Town this summer.

The Tractor Boys finished ninth in the League One table this term, and will be hoping they can win promotion under Cook’s management heading into the 2021/22 campaign, in what is their third successive season in the third tier of English football.

It is also claimed that Portsmouth have concerns over Jacobs’ availability on a consistent basis moving forwards, with the midfielder struggling with injuries in his time at Fratton Park so far.

No deal has been agreed as of yet it seems, but Danny Cowley’s side could soon be planning for life without Jacobs ahead of the 2021/22 season.

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The Verdict: 

This could turn out to be a smart signing by Ipswich Town.

Jacobs has shown his quality in League One in the past, especially with Wigan Athletic in their title-winning season in the 2017/18 campaign.

The midfielder is seemingly keen to work for Paul Cook again, and it’ll be interesting to see whether he can replicate those impressive showings for the Tractor Boys ahead of the new season.

Portsmouth could live to regret moving him on to a divisional rival this summer, as he could prove to be the missing piece in the promotion jigsaw for Ipswich Town.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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