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Town Confirm Huws Permanent Deal
Wednesday, 28th Jun 2017 17:11

Town have confirmed that midfielder Emyr Huws has rejoined the Blues from Cardiff City on a permanent basis, signing a four-year deal. Last night, TWTD revealed that Huws’s return to Town was set to be completed today.

We understand the fee, while officially undisclosed, is approaching £1 million, just below the figure paid to Rangers for striker Joe Garner earlier this month.

The Wales international enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell at Portman Road during the second half of last season, scoring three goals in 13 starts.

“We are delighted to have got the deal done. I’m sure the fans are thrilled as well,” boss Mick McCarthy told the club site.

“Emyr was outstanding for us last season. He was arguably our best player along with Tom Lawrence and he certainly made us a better team.

“He’s only 23 so there is improvement in him. I’m sure other clubs would have been interested in him but we’re delighted he’s back with us. He was different class when he was here.”

Huws himself added: "I'm really happy to get it done and I'm delighted to sign up here.

"It took a bit longer than expected but I'm really happy to get it all sorted. Now I'm looking forward to getting back and the season ahead.

"The fans were great with me last season, and were very positive towards me. I appreciate that support and I'm looking forward to playing in front of them again for Ipswich Town."

Huws played youth football with Swansea and then Manchester City, where he made one senior sub appearance.

While with City he spent time on loan at Northampton, Birmingham and Wigan before joining the Latics on a permanent basis in 2014.

A spell on loan at Huddersfield followed last season before he moved to Cardiff on a permanent basis last summer signing a three-year deal but made only two starts and two sub appearances for the Bluebirds.

Firmly out of Cardiff manager Neil Warnock's plans, he took a pay cut to join Town on loan in January in order to play first team football.

Llanelli-born Huws has been capped 11 times by Wales at full level, scoring one goal, in addition to appearances at U17, U19 and U21 levels.

Meanwhile, former Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty, who was recently linked with the Blues, has joined Scottish Premiership side Hearts.

Ex-Blues frontman Jack Marriott has moved from Town's Carabao Cup opponents Luton to Peterborough United. The 22-year-old was released by the Blues in the summer of 2015 having come through the academy.

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peteswindon added 17:12 - Jun 28
Brilliant news lets keep them coming.

reyes added 17:12 - Jun 28
4 YEARS!!! Oh yes.

Tractorboy1985 added 17:13 - Jun 28
Yaaaahhhhhhh... oley oley oley oley... EMYR..... EMYR!!! Fantastic news.. keep them coming Mr Evans! Best signing so far!

Taricco_Fan added 17:14 - Jun 28
Excellent news. Welcome back Emyr.

BoxerBlue added 17:16 - Jun 28
Brilliant news

blue75 added 17:16 - Jun 28
Quality player let's just hope he's allowed to play not just watch the ball go over his head.

cornishblu added 17:16 - Jun 28
....pleasing news.....but this doesn't add to our squad as we had him here last year,....still need a few more ...another midfield and definetly another striker.....with a reasonable fixture list to start and new players ....some good results early doors may have us talking more positively again


Bobbychase added 17:17 - Jun 28
Had him here last year BUT he was a loan player. Now he's ours. People need to see that is progress

bressinghamblue added 17:20 - Jun 28
Good news - very happy with his contribution last year. Along with Lawrence he made a significant contribution towards saving us from relegation .... and likely oblivion.

Just hope that he is allowed to play in position.

We've seen how Freddie's been ruined, Ward has become ineffective, and Chambo has become a liability by McCarthy's decisions to play people out of position.

Note to MMcC: He's a box-to-box, forward-looking midfielder. Do not play him in front of the back 4, or on the wing, or in goal!

hoppy added 17:20 - Jun 28
Excellent news. Despite many expecting this deal to fail or fall down, it shows we hopefully mean business a bit more now.

Positive close season so far.

The_Romford_Blue added 17:21 - Jun 28
Oh you beauty!!!!


Guessblue added 17:22 - Jun 28

sticklegs added 17:23 - Jun 28
Great news of the summer so far.

TractorBoy666 added 17:24 - Jun 28
Superb signing. Always noticed him demanding the ball from the defence last season, something we lack heavily. Welcome back Emyr!

RobITFC added 17:24 - Jun 28
MM quote"Different Class" - lol - Great news though and 4 years , very good signing.

jpring89 added 17:26 - Jun 28
Less than a mill. Thats quite amazing if so. There is still value in the transfer market after all. Such a good signing.

martin587 added 17:26 - Jun 28
This is great news.Things are now starting to fall into shape.Lets just hope we can sign a couple more players asap.well done Town.👍

northblue added 17:27 - Jun 28
Great signing.

legoman added 17:28 - Jun 28
Thank you for your commitment Mr Huws and welcome.

runaround added 17:38 - Jun 28
Welcome back Emyr

OwainG1992 added 17:41 - Jun 28
Terrific news. 4 years is extremely pleasing and very surprising! Currently a more than decent summer transfer window with the potential to be excellent with 2 or 3 more additions.

OwainG1992 added 17:41 - Jun 28
Terrific news. 4 years is extremely pleasing and very surprising! Currently a more than decent summer transfer window with the potential to be excellent with 2 or 3 more additions.

PJH added 17:50 - Jun 28
Great news, good to have you back Emyr.

Premierbluez added 17:50 - Jun 28
Great news. Just need another center half now.

StuartBrett8 added 17:53 - Jun 28
He's no 'Different Class Tabby' but he is a very welcome addition ;)

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