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Adeyemi Signing Confirmed
Friday, 30th Jun 2017 20:28

Town have confirmed the signing of free agent midfielder Tom Adeyemi. Earlier today, TWTD was first to reveal that the former Norwich youngster was set to join the Blues, despite interest from his old club and a number of other Championship sides.

The 25-year-old, who has agreed a two-year deal with the club having an option for a further season, was out of contract having been released by Cardiff City at the end of last season having spent the campaign on loan at Rotherham.

“I have known about the interest from Ipswich for a while but it picked up over the last few days and having spoken to the manager, it was an easy decision to come here,” Adeyemi told the club site.

“I didn’t need to speak to anyone else about the move. I know what a great club Ipswich is. I know about the history. The manager told me about his plans and how I fitted in and I have always admired him from afar as well.

“They were all key reasons why I wanted to come here, but Ipswich showed the most interest in me as well and that was important. I wanted to join a club that I felt really wanted me and I feel that here.

“I know the club have signed a few players lately so there is a bit of rebuilding going on and I’m delighted to be part of that.

“It’s a fresh start for me. It’s a challenge I’m really looking forward to taking on - to produce some good football here and play my part in helping the club compete at the top end of the table.

“It’s a very competitive league but we will start with ambitions of finishing in the top six.”

Born in Milton Keynes but brought up in Norwich, Adeyemi came through the youth ranks at Carrow Road and spent time on loan at Bradford, Oldham and Brentford before moving on to Birmingham on a permanent basis in 2013 having been released by the Canaries after making eight starts and nine sub appearances without scoring.

After a year at St Andrew’s the 6ft 1in tall midfielder joined Cardiff for a fee in excess of £1 million. Having failed to establish himself as a regular with the Bluebirds in 2014/15, he moved on to Leeds on a season-long loan the following season.

Adeyemi, who qualifies to play international football for Nigeria, joined Rotherham in August last year on a similar basis and went on to score seven goals in 29 starts and one sub appearance for the Millers.

While with the Canaries' youth set-up, Adeyemi gained A* grades in his A Levels in biology and chemistry and an A grade in maths and turned down the offer of a place at Cambridge University.

The Blues are expected to confirm the season-long loan signing of 20-year-old Manchester City youngster Bersant Celina over the weekend before they travel to Ireland for their now traditional pre-season training camp at the Carton House Hotel in Co Kildare.

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LWNR2013 added 20:32 - Jun 30

Mullet added 20:33 - Jun 30

Cloddyseedbed added 20:34 - Jun 30
Good age and hopefully a point to prove by snubbing Narwich, but not considered good enough by Cardiff.

boroughblue added 20:34 - Jun 30
Steady on town, can't keep up with these signings 😅 Welcome Tom, all the best for your time here.

Isgrove, Mcgin, Cellina and maybe another striker and we're looking good

TCisMYcatsNAME added 20:35 - Jun 30
Another new player and, even though he is an ex-budgie, he should help to add to the new fresh look squad. Welcome Tom.

Michael11 added 20:36 - Jun 30
Look forward to seeing him score against the budgies!

Cloddyseedbed added 20:38 - Jun 30
I'm being greedy but I'd still like McGinn added, at the expense of Hyham, Bishop and Bru.

12th_Man added 20:38 - Jun 30
Great news. Welcome to itfc Tom

ianmarshall10 added 20:40 - Jun 30
Get in 👍🏻 Micks best transfer window by far think we could be in with a shout this season C.O.Y.B

trevski added 20:41 - Jun 30
Welcome Tom I look forward to seeing you in action. Proves Ipswich are the pride of East Anglia if people are choosing us over the scum :) Should we put bets on to see the date he scores his first goal. I say 22/10/17 ;)

yungblue added 20:45 - Jun 30
I said during the season, Marcus Evans is a cracking owner, probably just short of the Middlesbrough and Derby owner. He gets slated every week and continues to keep putting money in every year.
Another very good signing, still think Lloyd Isgrove on a free would a good move, get rid of bru and pitman, add a few more signings and I'm starting to look forward to the season.

Barhamblue added 20:48 - Jun 30
A couple more decent signings, one being a striker I think I may have to renew my season ticket after all! Well done again to all at itfc.

BlueandTruesince82 added 20:49 - Jun 30
Yay. Good work

Cakeman added 20:56 - Jun 30
Very pleased indeed.
Just need a big number 9 and we should perform much better than last season.

cat added 20:58 - Jun 30
Great news, I love the piece where he says "I know what a great club ITFC is, I KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY" something our budgie foes will never be able to Bragg about!!!

mojo added 20:59 - Jun 30
Anyone know who wss the last ex budgie to go on and sign for us? It seems like a long time ago.

sowedika added 21:01 - Jun 30
Andy marshall

runningout added 21:11 - Jun 30
Think I maybe greedy, but think we need a bit more

bluearmy78 added 21:11 - Jun 30
Great signing & even better when the Pink Un are saying that Norwich were never in for him, yeah whatever!! It's great to see that Mick is actually getting the players that he's targeted & that we're not getting outbid by other clubs. Celina to sign at the weekend, hopefully get McGinn, another striker, a centre back & I'll be over the moon!! COYB!!

bedsitfc added 21:12 - Jun 30
God sake itfc media out.
Why the red shirt lol

warktheline added 21:18 - Jun 30
The lad hasn't established himself for some time, thus will hold back on the top signing opinion! As for Evans being a great owner! The masses are so easily pleased!

EatonBlue added 21:22 - Jun 30
An astute signing. The last ex-Norwich player we signed was Ben Wyatt.

mojo added 21:24 - Jun 30
Cheers Sowedika. Hadn't realised it was as long ago as that but would make sense.

rosseden added 21:25 - Jun 30
a footballer with A's at A-Level who knocked back a place at Cambridge. Fair play to him

ITFCGloryDays added 21:28 - Jun 30
Add Isgrove and a more 20-goal-a-season goal scorer, or one who has that potential, with Taylor in if he proves fitness and we're done I'd think. With crucially Bart staying.

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