Outgoing Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers is said to be set to seal a move to Colchester United in the near future, with the East Anglian Daily Times stating that the move could happen this week.
The news comes after Chambers was released by Ipswich as Paul Cook and co look to overhaul the current squad ahead of making a promotion push next season at Portman Road.
Now aged 35, the former Nottingham Forest defender originally joined the Tractor Boys back in the summer of 2012 from the Reds and went on to make almost 400 first team appearances for the club as he quickly became a fan favourite.
It is said that the veteran defender will now sign a two year deal with the U’s as he looks set to link up with another outgoing Town player in the form of his long term friend Cole Skuse, who also recently agreed to join the League Two club.
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Gillingham are said to have been interested in the versatile player too, but it seems that Chambers would rather stay local to where he has been based for almost 10 years.
Every Ipswich fan will wish Chambers well in his new challenge with Colchester and there’s no doubt that he will set his sights on getting the U’s up to League One next term.
His exit has been significant as it helps to usher in a new era at the club as they look to really kick on and return to the Championship.
The recent signings of Lee Evans and Wes Burns are sure to just be the start of the business that Cook will conduct over the coming months as his new squad begins to take shape.
Some will be gutted to see their skipper leave but others will be pleased as it shows that Ipswich are beginning to look to the future.