Ipswich Town forward Kayden Jackson is reported to have been amongst a group of players informed by Paul Cook that they can leave Portman Road in the summer transfer window.
The Tractor Boys have recently taken up an option on Jackson’s contract to extend his stay with the club by a further 12-months. However, with the club needing to recoup some money, it is believed by the East Anglian Daily Times that he could be made available for transfer alongside a host of other players.
Jackson was not able to find his best form in League One for the Tractor Boys this season and he only managed to score one goal and provide one assist in his 25 appearances. However, in 2019/20 he did fire in 11 goals and seven assists. The 27-year-old therefore still has plenty to offer and could be a useful pick up for a number of clubs in the forthcoming window.
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Huddersfield Town were linked with a potential move for Jackson during the January transfer window, with the Terriers searching for more goals in the final third. However, in the end, he remained with Ipswich until the end of the campaign. Now though, despite having had his option for another year triggered, he looks set to leave Portman Road this summer.
Allowing Jackson to leave Ipswich seems like a sensible move if they can bring in a replacement, and it seems that they wanted to extend his deal by a further 12 months so that they could get some money for him in the forthcoming window. If they can recoup some of the money paid for him then Cook will be satisfied with that as he is wanting a complete rebuild of his squad.
Huddersfield might be a club that wants to re-ignite their interest in Jackson from the winter window, with the Terriers still in desperate need of adding to their attacking options. The 27-year-old has prove before that if he is given the right levels of service he can be a reliable scorer and even a creator in the final third and that makes him a decent proposition for them.
However, there would have to be doubts over whether he could perform at Championship level and whether he is ready to make the step up from League One after an underwhelming season with Ipswich. It is going to be intriguing to see where he ends up now and if anyone is willing to stump up a fee for him this summer.