Norwood at Town to Complete Move
Monday, 10th Jun 2019 17:00
James Norwood’s proposed move to Town moved a giant step closer today when the striker’s car was spotted at Portman Road and the club confirmed he is scheduled to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours.
Provided all goes well it seems the 28-year-old striker, who was the country’s top scorer last season with 32 goals for Tranmere as they won promotion to League One, will become Paul Lambert’s third summer signing after the capture of goalkeepers Tomas Holy and Adam Przybek.
It has been on the cards for several weeks that Norwood was Portman Road-bound but he spent time in Magaluf with his Tranmere team-mates and then with his family before travelling south today to complete the formalities, provided the medical examination goes without any hitches.
Some supporters had grown uneasy by the lack of activity regarding Norwood but today’s major development should see him Norwood become a Town player and then return for pre-season training with his new colleagues on June 24.
Norwood, who helped Tranmere win the play-offs, bagged 23 goals as they won promotion to League Two by the same route in the previous campaign and returned to the EFL after a three-year stint in the Vanarama National League.
Eastbourne-born Norwood, who is 5ft 9in tall, was a youth player with Brighton, Crystal Palace and hometown club Eastbourne Town before breaking into EFL football with Exeter, with whom he made three starts and one sub appearance.
During two years with the Grecians, he also spent time on loan in non-league at Sutton United, Forest Green Rovers and Eastbourne Borough, before joining the Green Devils on a permanent basis in 2011.
Following his release by Forest Green, the seven-times-capped, four-goal England C international joined Tranmere in the summer of 2015, going on to net 92 times in 180 games for the Wirral-based club.
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|ohmycampo added 17:02 - Jun 10|
Hmm, still not sure about this, unproven in this league and to me this shows the limit of lamberts ambition. Need to be looking at prem loaners for goals or Darren bent. Shame. Sort it out lambert or I will soon be withdrawing my support
|ChateauWines added 17:05 - Jun 10|
He will prove to be a very astute signing! Welcome
|Bluearmy_81 added 17:07 - Jun 10|
@ohmy it's not Lambert with the lack of ambition is it, its tight arse Evans!!
|DurhamTownFan added 17:07 - Jun 10|
Was very worried this wasn’t actually going to happen. Regardless of how he does, it’s worth a go on a free transfer.
|jollyroger added 17:07 - Jun 10|
Get it done . Looking forward to next season already .
|Girthyguy added 17:09 - Jun 10|
Good signing I'm sure he will prove to be. A proper goalscorer at the club. Need another striker and then sort that defence out and we will be well set for the season.
|footers added 17:10 - Jun 10|
Well done to the brave supporters who kept up the pressure via Tw@tter to get this deal over the line. We couldn't have done it without you.
|boroughblue added 17:10 - Jun 10|
A very good signing IMO. Will be very glad when this finally (hopefully)gets completed. feels like this has been going on forever
|Bobbychase added 17:11 - Jun 10|
ohmycampo.....you have to be a troll. Top scorer in English football vs a veteran who currently doesn't have a club.
If you are a genuine Town supporter then you're dragging down the average football knowledge of our fan base
|cat added 17:13 - Jun 10|
Good addition to the squad in an area where we are seriously lacking, good work ITFC.
|hoppy added 17:14 - Jun 10|
How can anyone manage to make such a negative moan about a lack of ambition when we're signing 'the country’s top scorer last season with 32 goals'...
Well done to all involved - let's get this deal over the line and on to the next!
|nathitfc89 added 17:15 - Jun 10|
FINALLY SOME GREAT NEWS! GET HIM SIGNED UP!!
|lightingblue added 17:19 - Jun 10|
Mr chopra was a proven goal scorer before he joined us lot!!! Lol.
|miltonsnephew added 17:19 - Jun 10|
Marcus Stewart esque!?!
Let’s hope and 🙏🏻 He is!!
|Cakeman added 17:20 - Jun 10|
Very well said Hoppy.
I hope the medical goes well for James and then we can finally score some goals.
|Sir_Monte_Carlo added 17:20 - Jun 10|
I wonder what car he's got? And who knew it was his? Many unanswered questions.
|Stewart27 added 17:21 - Jun 10|
Yeah you’re right lightningblue.
A proven goal scorer is the last thing we need at the moment.
|silkcutblue added 17:23 - Jun 10|
Let's hope he's not another Sam Parkin
|ipswichone added 17:24 - Jun 10|
im really shocked, and very happy he is going to come to ipswich, up the town
|ITFCMonk added 17:27 - Jun 10|
Sir Monte Carlo probably had his name or a variation on the number plate. On his budget I reckon it could be a Merc?
|Whymarkmariner added 17:28 - Jun 10|
Does make you wonder what some supporters want. The Budgies sign a strange looking fella on a free and he gains them promotion. We sign one of the leading goalscorers in the Country and it's moan, moan, moan. If he doesn't score a goal so what. We have paid small fortunes for useless t*ssers and loan players. We are getting him for free and probably paying about 5k a week in wages. Seems like a good deal to me.
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