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Kieran McKenna to sign new deal at Ipswich, reject moves away

Kieran McKenna to sign new deal at Ipswich, reject moves away
Image credits: Kieran McKenna / Ipswich Town

Kieran McKenna has decided against a move away from Ipswich Town, opting to sign a new deal at the newly promoted side instead.

McKenna has been a man in demand over the past few weeks, with a number of clubs looking to secure his signature after an impressive two seasons at Ipswich which has seen the club get back-to-back promotions to make their Premier League return. Next season will be the club's first in the top flight since 2002.

This prompted interest from the likes of Brighton, Chelsea and Manchester United, among many other Premier League clubs.

Roberto De Zerbi has left Brighton, while Enzo Maresca is now set to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea. At the time of writing, Erik ten Hag is still United manager, but his future is still in doubt, with a performance review taking place.

However, McKenna is now set to reject all approaches, with him poised to sign a new contract at Portman Road.

His current deal runs until June 2025, but a number of reports are indicating that the new contract will be a long-term one to end all speculation.

McKenna has reportedly agreed to the deal in principle, with just the formalisation process needed before it is officially announced. The relationship between him and CEO Mark Ashton is said to have been key to this agreement.

Last season, Ipswich defied all odds and finished second in the Championship, recording an impressive 96 points, only being pipped to the title by a point by Leicester City.

Throughout the season, McKenna combined youth with experience, while signings likes Omari Hutchinson, Kieffer Moore, Brandon Williams, Jack Taylor, and many others proving their worth.


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