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Nydam Signs New Long-Term Deal
Thursday, 9th Nov 2017 17:05

Midfielder Tristan Nydam has put pen to paper on a new long-term Blues contract which runs to the summer of 2021 with the club having an option for a further season.

Nydam, who was 18 on Monday, previously agreed a two-year deal which was due to expire next summer on his 17th birthday, the longest players are permitted to sign until they turn 18.

The Zimbabwe-born, Colchester-raised academy product, who was recently claimed to be interesting Arsenal, made his senior debut at Luton in the Carabao Cup in August and has now made eight first-team starts and five sub appearances.

“I’m absolutely buzzing,” Nydam told iFollow Ipswich. “I’ve been at the club since I was nine years old and this extension is great for me and shows the hard work has paid off.

“The gaffer has put his trust in me and I can’t be more thankful for that. It’s been a decent season for me so far. I’ve adjusted fairly well to the Championship and I’m training well so I just need to keep going. I feel good and this is where I want to be.”

Nydam won his first and so far only England U19s cap in August, having made one appearance for the U18s side last season.


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HarryWright added 17:06 - Nov 9
GET IN!!!!! Maybe things aren't actually as bad as they seem...

chicoazul added 17:08 - Nov 9
isnt this something like the third contract this kid has signed in the last 6 months?

Bluebell added 17:11 - Nov 9
Great news especially if Arsenal are sniffing round. We need to tie these talented lads down to contracts as soon as they are old enough.

Nydam has amazed me at the height he can jump to balls. Up against players 6 inches or more taller than him, he often gets to the ball!

BLUEBEAT added 17:12 - Nov 9
Superb news

bluetit added 17:18 - Nov 9
Have some of that Wenger ! COYB

PhilTWTD added 17:19 - Nov 9

You're thinking of Downes, he two in swift succession in the summer.

HALLSJ added 17:22 - Nov 9
Excellent news

yungblue added 17:26 - Nov 9
Say what you want about ME but he definitely has a vision for the club, he wants superstars to join Ipswich young and progress instead of having to buy them at 25. It’s actually a smart desicion and only way we will be able to have superstars in our team. Knock on effect is young players will see Ipswich as the place to play for youngsters so better talent will be drawn here.

Just not the right manager to develop them.

chicoazul added 17:30 - Nov 9
Thank you Mr Phil Ham

jas0999 added 17:32 - Nov 9
Brilliant news. Could be a top player.

Stadiumofdark added 17:49 - Nov 9

19th birthday next year.... surely?

If he gets younger each year..... he must be related to Finidi???

Mark added 18:45 - Nov 9
This is great news. After many years it finally feels like the academy is producing quality players, the U23 team is flying, and the manager is giving youngsters the chance in the first team. I do feel positive about Ipswich at the moment, which is not something I have felt for some time.

blue86 added 18:55 - Nov 9
Well done Tristan, this is good news! A quality youngster on a long term contract. Town really do have some good lads coming through at the mo. Coyb

bluemike1969 added 19:12 - Nov 9
Bluebel. He learned to jump high when hiding from me and my colleagues at the school I work in. We are all chuffed with 'our boy' Tris and once a Bennie always a Bennie! He is a great lad and we are all behind him to do great things at Ipswich. Chuffed the lad extended his contract.

mickymacsbarmyarmy added 20:08 - Nov 9
that's him out on loan in January then (josh Emmanuel style) then..can you actually see him getting in front of real bloke skuse, real bloke hyam, huws & adeyemi once all fit.

cornishblu added 21:15 - Nov 9
Congratulations #keepingthefaith COYB

runningout added 22:02 - Nov 9
Don’t give a monkeys of the story that certain team are or were willing to sign him. Hope he has a great time with us

Ipswichbusiness added 22:37 - Nov 9
Good. Now let's put him in the team.

harlingblue added 00:37 - Nov 10
Great news, he is just one of a batch of quality coming through the Academy.

Sam added 05:19 - Nov 10
Fantastic news, he's so calm on the ball, unlike most of our players.

ArnieM added 08:10 - Nov 10
Sadly all these new deals for out thriving academy players doesn’t mean they will not be sold, only that Evans can take in more money which will not be given to whatever manager happens to be in charge - it won’t be McCarthy, thank god!

essextractorboy93 added 09:52 - Nov 10
Fantastic news! Downes and Nydam have emerged this season and really exciting players. Compared to other clubs in this league we give youth a proper chance in the first team.

Taricco_Fan added 12:02 - Nov 10
He looks a very promising player. At least he won't be able to leave the club on a free next summer.


Cakeman added 12:16 - Nov 10
ArnieM I think you are spot on.
Pleased that I am because Nydam has done really well and earned his contract I cannot help but think it is just Evans making sure he gets as much money as he can if he is eventually sold on.
The academy are doing really well producing some fine players but sadly I doubt the club will benefit from them for very long at all.

Taricco_Fan added 12:35 - Nov 10
We're nearly £100m in debt so will have to keep selling prospects like Nydam just to keep the debt from spiralling further. Mick did well to get a couple of million to spend this summer. Until Evans invests serious money in this club we're just treading water, staving off financial doom.

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