After leading Tranmere Rovers to League Two play-off glory, James Norwood is now closing in on a move to League One side Ipswich Town.
The 28-year-old, according to the East Anglian Daily Times, has agreed a three-year deal with the Tractor Boys, after what has been a remarkable season for the prolific forward.
The former Forest Green man ended up as the leading goalscorer in the EFL, and was named as the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season after scoring 32 goals in a total of 53 appearances this season.
But after playing a heroic role in Tranmere’s memorable season, the striker could well be playing against Micky Mellon’s side next season, rather than with them.
What’s worse, is the fact that they will lose their star-man on a free transfer upon the expiry of his contract at Prenton Park, giving Mellon very little chance of replacing his star striker.
Here, we discuss how Tranmere fans should be feeling about this…
“This is terrible news for them, as Norwood will be so hard to replace in the summer.
“After winning promotion to League One, I reckon Tranmere fans would have fancied their chances of keeping the forward at Prenton Park for another year.
“His goals have been nothing short of crucial for Rovers, and he will be so hard to replace.”
“Talk about being brought back down to Earth.
“Having just secured their own place in League One via the play-offs on Friday, this will surely be a huge mood dampener around Prenton Park.
“Norwood’s ever reliable goal scoring abilities would have been crucial to Tranmere’s hopes of competing in League One next season, so loosing him will surely be a big concern, although the fact it has come this early in the transfer window means they do at least have time to bring in a replacement.”
“They’ll be gutted.
“Without him, they wouldn’t have won promotion and he’ll be a huge miss for them in League One.
“They’ll have to reinvest that money they obtain from him, otherwise they’ll struggle in the third tier.”