Tranmere Rovers forward James Norwood has agreed a three-year deal with Ipswich Town ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, according to reports from the East Anglian Daily Times.
The 28-year-old has endured an extraordinary season for Micky Mellon’s side and has played an influential role in guiding the Birkenhead club to League Two play-off final success.
The prolific forward has scored 32 goals in 53 appearances in all competitions this season, and was unsurprisingly named as the League Two Player of the Season after ending up as the leading goalscorer in the EFL.
But, with his current deal at Prenton Park set to run out next month, Ipswich Town looked to have won the race for the former Forest Green man, with reports claiming that they have agreed a three-year deal with Paul Lambert’s side.
Tranmere fans would have felt optimistic about their chances of keeping Norwood, especially after winning promotion to League One.
But Micky Mellon will now be looking to replace his prolific forward, who looks set to leave on a free transfer this sunmmer.
This is a fantastic signing for Ipswich, however what a massive blow it is for Tranmere.
I thought that they had a big chance of keeping him after winning promotion to League One, but a move to Ipswich is probably too good to turn down for Norwood himself.
They have a greater chance of promotion to the Championship next season, and it will be so difficult to replace him with the striker leaving on a free.