The consortium that were rumoured to be close to taking over Ipswich Town earlier this month have registered yet another priority land search of the club’s training ground, per TWTD.
The Athletic first reported in late February that American investors, led by Brett Johnson who has a stake in USL team Phoenix Rising, were on the cusp of a £17.5 million deal which would also see Paul Cook replace Paul Lambert as manager.
We know that has now happened, in-fact it occurred not long after being reported, but as of yet a takeover is yet to be agreed.
Current Ipswich owner Marcus Evans revealed at the start of this month that he had received no fresh takeover approach for the club in over a year, which seemingly put the rumours from American to bed.
That was before Gamechanger 20 Ltd – a company with Johnson registered as a company director – registered a priority search of the Tractor Boys’ training grounds a few days before reports emerged of their takeover interest, fuelling rumours that a deal was on.
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After three weeks with no update, another priority land search was issued this morning by Gamechanger 20, which may be a hint towards a deal edging closer to completion.
Ipswich fans won’t be getting their hopes up again – they did when initial reports came out before Evans poured cold water onto the flames.
The latest land search register does suggest though that there’s still an active interest from the American consortium but it probably doesn’t mean that a deal is close to completion considering this is the second time an interest has been registered.
A deal isn’t dead in the water though by any stretch of the imagination – and this time Tractor Boys fans will be hoping that Johnson and his partners can agree a deal with Evans to bring fresh investment and potential promotion to Portman Road.