Ipswich Town have already had a very busy summer so far, both in terms of players coming in and leaving the club.
Former captain Luke Chambers, winger Gwion Edwards, 32-year-old Alan Judge and QPR midfielder Andre Dozzell have all left the club, with long-serving midfielder Cole Skuse and forward Freddie Sears leaving the club on the expiry of their contracts.
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More deals are likely to be completed to fill these gaps, although Rekeem Harper’s move has been put on hold, with imminent West Brom arrival Valerien Ismael wanting to assess the 21-year-old first.
While that saga continues, let’s continue to focus on outgoings and look at two players who could leave the Suffolk side in the next couple of months.
The central midfielder’s future at Portman Road has been uncertain for some time – but Barnsley’s recent interest has created further speculation about his future.
According to Football Insider, manager Paul Cook is willing to let the 22-year-old go this summer if their valuation is met, although this price tag could be reduced with the midfielder entering the final year of his contract.
Premier League side Crystal Palace launched two bids in the region of £2m last summer and Downes handed in a transfer request to secure the signing, a move that failed as he remained in Suffolk.
Under a different manager now, Downes is likely to be let go and if the midfielder’s heart is no longer in it at Ipswich, a move in the next month or two would be in the interest of all parties.
The 18-year-old’s contract with the League One side comes to an end this summer – but Gibbs is seemingly no closer to signing a new deal.
According to the Suffolk News outlet, the midfielder would be open to remaining at Portman Road this summer, but a range of Premier League sides are said to be interested in him and they may make the youngster an offer he can’t refuse.
Bitter rivals Norwich City are potential front runners if the teenager wants to stay local, with fellow Premier League sides Manchester United, Aston Villa and Leeds United also in the race for him.
Any financial offer made by his current club is likely to be inferior to these linked teams – and it may take the promise of regular first-team football for Gibbs to stay. But he only made four appearances for the Tractor Boys last season, so he could be tempted to move if the amount of senior football on offer is limited again next year.