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Outgoing Ipswich Town ace in talks with EFL club over summer move

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Outgoing Ipswich Town defender Luke Chambers is said to be in talks with Gillingham about signing for the club this summer, with Football Insider reporting that the experienced centre back could move to Priestfield. 

The 35-year-old was one of a number of players that were told by Paul Cook that they didn’t have a future at Portman Road and as a result, the veteran is set to depart for pastures new after making just south of 400 appearances for the Tractor Boys over a nine year spell.

Now it appears that the Gills are keen on bringing in the former Nottingham Forest man, with their manager, Steve Evans, also looking to make varied changes to his current squad ahead of next season.

Chambers was used largely in an unfamiliar right back role by Ipswich this term as he stood in for some of his injured teammates in that position and made 41 appearances across all competitions for Town as they missed out on the League One play-offs once again.

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The defender boasts a great level of experience in the Football League and has over 700 career appearances to his name.

The Verdict 

This would be a great signing on paper for the Gills as they would be bringing in a player who has leadership skills and experience in abundance to Priestfield.

Evans has always had an eye for an older pro and there’s no doubt that Chambers would be a candidate for the captaincy if he did indeed move to the Kent side this summer.

There’s no doubt that he is now in the final stages of his playing career but I firmly believe that he could still do a good job for the Gills despite his ageing legs.

He actually performed well on the odd occasion at right back for Ipswich, but I can see him slotting into the heart of the backline at centre back under Evans if he does sign.


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