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Palace Youngster Elliott Joins Town
Saturday, 15th Jun 2024 12:58

Young defender Leon Elliott has signed a professional deal with Town having left Crystal Palace.

The 17-year-old, who can play anywhere across the defence, announced on Instagram that he has joined the Blues, the first move involving Town of the summer transfer window, which opened yesterday.

“After a hard working six months, delighted to have officially signed my first professional contract at Ipswich Town,” he wrote.

Elliott began a scholarship with the Eagles last summer having come through their youth ranks and was among the players to feature in episode five of the 2022 Channel Four documentary series Football Dreams: The Academy.


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Josh271092 added 12:59 - Jun 15
Good luck young man!

Robert_Garrett added 13:13 - Jun 15
Welcome to the success fold and enjoy life in Ipswich

NthQldITFC added 13:20 - Jun 15
That is one mature, confident, relaxed and thoughtful 17 year old. That's the sort of calibre of man we're recruiting now. If his footballing ability is anywhere near as good as his personality he'll be an excellent signing. Welcome, Leon. COYB.

ArchiRob added 13:29 - Jun 15
Good Luck and very best wishes- hope to see you in the first team

hyperbrit added 13:44 - Jun 15
recruiting for the future is the new ITFC

Bluearmy_81 added 14:03 - Jun 15
Good luck Leon. You’ve made a very sensible move. You’ve moved to a much bigger club.

IndependentlyBlue added 14:56 - Jun 15
Welcome and good luck to you, young man. Wish you all the best.

Can anyone remember who the two young lads were that we signed from ‘second chance’ academies over the last year or so and what happened to them?

blueasfook added 15:00 - Jun 15
Welcome to ITFC. Hope to see him make a good career at the club

ElephantintheRoom added 15:02 - Jun 15
Presumably he dreams of being sent on loan to Gillingham or Bristol Rovers

ArnieM added 15:08 - Jun 15
Welcome to ITFC, Elliott, you’re going to love it here!

Linkboy13 added 15:40 - Jun 15
Good luck to the lad but we really need to be producing better prospects from our own academy instead of recruiting from others.

jonnieb57 added 15:45 - Jun 15
I guess that means Elkan is on his way then ...

PositivelyPortman added 16:24 - Jun 15
Welcome Leon.
A very levelheaded young man, and very bright too.
He’ll fit right in with the others, and definitely one for the future.

therein61 added 17:46 - Jun 15
Welcome young man to our great club i hope you Develop under K.M and become an asset to the defence with your versatility.

dirtydingusmagee added 18:26 - Jun 15
Welcome and good luck

Steelmonkey added 18:28 - Jun 15
If he plays as well as he talks we are onto a winner, I’ve been impressed with the calibre of players that Palace produce, just a question mark over why they have let him go.
Hope you have an outstanding career here young man.

MK1 added 20:01 - Jun 15
These type of signings are very encouraging for our future. We need a mixture of signings and academy players in the starting X1. It's the Ipswich way. Very welcome Leon and all the best with us.

Linkboy13 added 06:50 - Jun 16
Dispite all the hype Baggott is light years away from being a first team player another Ipswich enigma. Expect another loan next season and it won't be in the championship.

baxterbasics added 08:36 - Jun 17
Might not be the headline first signing we were looking for but... I wish him well!

Tractor_Boy_in_HK added 10:53 - Jun 25
@Linkboy13 Not sure why you're getting down votes, what you say is true. He is far from the first team now (esp now we're in the EPL), and will likely go on loan to L1 (where he hasn't proven himself as a consistent player). If we send him to the Championship, it may be a repeat of his L1 experience in 2022-23 where he sat on the bench. We, and he, won't want that.

Why on earth would someone else above think signing a 17 year old for the U21s means Baggott is leaving?

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