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Sowunmi Agrees Pro Deal
Friday, 16th May 2014 14:36

Academy second-year scholar Omar Sowunmi has agreed to sign a one-year professional deal with the Blues.

Sowunmi, an 18-year-old 6ft 5in tall centre-half from Colchester, was a regular for the U18s and U21s during 2013/14. The deal will formally begin on July 1st.

Earlier this month, academy second-year scholar Teddy Bishop, 17, and former Tottenham striker Darren McQueen, 19, who had spent much of the second half of the season on trial with the Blues, also agreed one-year professional deals. Midfielder Jack Willbye, 18, has been offered a third year on his academy scholarship.

We understand that George Clarke has been released along with Amir Berkane having completed their scholarships, while Cory Galvin and Joe Robinson have been been offered the chance to stay at the club, either an extension to their scholarship or pro terms.

Byron Lawrence, Kyle Hammond and Michael Crowe have previously agreed professional deals.

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SamWhiteUK added 14:37 - May 16
Hopefully he can look up to Berra and Smith and be one for the future.

Hugoagogo added 14:45 - May 16
At 6ft 5in tall, I doubt he'll look up to anyone.... badum tish!

warkonthewildside added 14:48 - May 16
You just beat me to this one Hugoagogo!
Hopefully Omar will be head and shoulders above the rest!

COYBitfc added 14:53 - May 16
Seen him a couple of times in the U21's/U18.... Has work to do to get near 1st team, but worth the contract on the chance he can kick on.

tractorboy12341234 added 14:56 - May 16
Mings 6ft 4 and Sowunmi 6ft 5 the future of Ipswich looks good defensively.

Popeye added 14:57 - May 16
MM send him out on loan for the experience

hampstead_blue added 15:01 - May 16
Is that a solid gold watch?

Must have got a tidy contract.

SouperJim added 15:04 - May 16
Seen him play once, he's a big unit but looked a bit of a donkey and an accident waiting to happen. The gaffer obviously sees something in him, so lets hope there's more to come!

Bluetone added 15:13 - May 16
Built like a brick s***house, McCarthy type of player.
I think he judges them by the metre or maybe by the kilo.

CanadianBlue added 15:25 - May 16
Congratulations to the lad.

bohslegend added 15:32 - May 16
Its always great to see these young lads being offered professional terms. They've worked hard and shown good attitude (you'd like to think) and now get there chance to earn a living as a professional footballer. Looking at him posing for the signature, wouldn't it be great to think this young lad could be a future Ipswich Town star player? Fingers crossed for him.

bring_back_Wickham added 16:38 - May 16
Talking of youngsters, I've heard Jed Wallace is leaving Portsmouth. Pacy RM with 7 goals and only 19. Maybe we could also sign Danny Hollands from Charlton. Loaned out to portsmouth and scored 5 goals in 7 games. Creative too.

irishtim added 17:18 - May 16
Best of luck young man.

BlueandTruesince82 added 18:31 - May 16
Not a youngster but if we are looking at a Cressie replacement how about Reda Johnson whos just left Sheff W? Left back and their lot seem to love him. He's clearly looking for a new challenge and a tilt at promotion with us could be it? Re Omar, best of luck to him, he looks like effing terminator. That is a man built for the back line, opposition players are going to bounce of him.

BlueandTruesince82 added 18:33 - May 16
And also, now he's signed his first pro deal he can really walk tall. Ah thank you

Guthrum added 18:45 - May 16
Was quite impressed the couple of times I've seen him play for the yoof.

Chalo-bah added 19:10 - May 16
I love Sir Mick McCarthy but right now I dont excited about any youth coming through as they wont get a chance. Marriott's 6 minutes against Wednesday in pretty much a friendly proves this.

Stourbridgeblue added 20:51 - May 16
Seen him a few times for the hoof. Well worth the contract. Now if only there was some way of him getting to play competitive games against lower league sides. Sort it out Dyke!!

Stourbridgeblue added 20:53 - May 16
Youths not hoof - damn you auto correct!!

Slambo added 21:40 - May 16
Just because he's massive doesn't mean he's any good at football! About time the English cottoned on to something the Europeans learnt decades ago...

mckerridge added 14:08 - May 19
Well done Omar and just ignore the idiotic remark from souperjim and good luck in the future.

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