Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has insisted that the club will not be selling players their best young players for cheap during the January transfer window.
The Tractor Boys are hoping to win promotion back to the Championship this season and are currently third in the League One table, following their goalless draw at Oxford United last night.
Flynn Downes and Luke Woolfenden have both played a key role in Ipswich’s encouraging start to the campaign, and with the January transfer window now in full swing, both players have been linked with moves away from Portman Road this month.
However, Ipswich manager Lambert has admitted that he is aware of the interest in both players, but has insisted that the club will not be selling them for cheap.
Speaking to the club’s official website, did not rule out the possibility of either playing leaving Portman Road this month, but claimed that any potential transfer will have to be right for both himself and the club.
He said: “I’ve heard about the speculation about our players but you always get that.
“We’ve not had any bids and for anyone to leave, first it has to be right for me and for the club. No way are we letting players go on the cheap.”
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This is good news for Ipswich fans. Downes and Woolfenden are both very talented young players and both could have very bright futures ahead of them for the Tractor Boys.
Both players signed contract extensions at Portman Road fairly recently, so the club are under no pressure to sell them.
There’s a chance that Ipswich could be tempted by the chance to sell both players, in order to raise some funds that Lambert can use to strengthen his squad in other areas, but it’s a good thing for the club that they’re not prepared to sell them for cheap.
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