Ipswich Town new signings: Confirmed ins and outs for Summer 2024

Over two decades since their last appearance, Ipswich Town are finally back in the Premier League, and are planning a ‘brave and bold' transfer window to mark their return.

Ipswich have achieved the rare feat of back-to-back promotions from League One to the Premier League

In the process, they beat out the expensively assembled squads of Leeds and Southampton to finish second in the Championship.

Celebrations have rightly been raucous, but all Ipswich fans know the hard work has only just begun.

Ipswich Town new signings: Manager Kieran McKenna's new contract is a big coup
Ipswich Town new signings: Manager Kieran McKenna's new contract is a big coup – Photo by Icon Sport

Ipswich have arguably made their most important signing already, with beloved manager Kieran McKenna signing a new deal, despite interest from Brighton, Chelsea and elsewhere in the Premier League.

Ipswich Town new signings: Summer 2024 arrivals

Confirmed Ipswich Town signings in summer 2024

Ipswich new signings
Previous club
Fee

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Omari Hutchinson

Chelsea

£20m

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Jacob Greaves

Ipswich

£15m

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Ben Johnson

West Ham

Free

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Liam Delap

Manchester City

£15m

🇽🇰Arijanet Muric

Burnley

£8m

Omari Hutchinson (£20m, Chelsea)

One of Ipswich’s earliest priorities this summer was the pursuit of 2023/24 promotion starlet Omari Hutchinson, in the hope that the former Chelsea man might make his move to Suffolk permanent.

The Blues have got their man, with Hutchinson completing a £20m move.

Hutchinson was superb for the Tractor Boys last term, particularly at the business end of the season. He scored 10 and assisted a further four, at a rate of 0.57 goals and assists per 90 minutes in the Championship.

Omari Hutchinson's signature is the perfect start to Ipswich's summer window – Photo by imago

Ben Johnson (free, West Ham)

The 24-year-old Ben Johnson has been a useful member of the West Ham squad for several years now but has taken the opportunity to make himself a Premier League regular at Ipswich.

Ipswich often play a more conservative right-back to balance out the attacking forays of left-back Leif Davis.

Johnson fits this role in McKenna’s system very well, with the English defender ranking in the 70th percentile or higher among defenders in the top five European leagues for dribblers tackled per game.

On top of that, Johnson is a strong carrier of the ball, with almost two carries into the final third per game. On a free, he is a very shrewd signing indeed.

Jacob Greaves (£15m, Hull City)

Ipswich have won the race to sign highly-rated Hull City defender, Jacob Greaves.

Greaves enjoyed a superb campaign for the Tigers, as they only just missed out on promotion.

As well as being a solid defender, the 23-year-old is superb in possession, with a cultured left foot that will suit McKenna’s attacking system.

Liam Delap anad Jacob Greaves will be reunited at Portman Road – Photo by imago/David Greaves

Liam Delap (£15m, Manchester City)

Another face that appeared at Hull last season was that of Liam Delap. The 21-year-old scored eight and assisted two in the Championship last season.

The big striker is a Manchester City academy product, and was a goalscoring prodigy at youth level.

Delap is more than just goals though, and is a superbly well-rounded forward who will rival George Hirst for the number nine spot.

Arijanet Muric (£8m, Burnley)

Also formerly of Manchester City is Burnley goalkeeper Arijanet Muric. The Kosovan has joined for an initial fee of £8m from Turf Moor.

Muric was superb in Burnley's 2022/23 Championship campaign, but was harshly replaced by James Trafford when the Clarets gained promotion.

The 25-year-old stopper clawed back his place towards the end of campaign however, and impressed with his all-round performances.

Sone Aluko was well-liked at Ipswich but has now hung up his boots as a new broom sweeps through Portman Road – Photo by Icon Sport

Confirmed Ipswich Town departures in summer 2024

Gassan Ahadme (£1m, Charlton Athletic)

Moroccan-born Spanish striker Gassan Ahadme spent last season out on loan at Cambridge United, scoring 13 goals in 33 appearances.

Ahadme attracted plenty of interest, and the 23-year-old has chosen Charlton Athletic as his next club.

The striker joined Ipswich from Burton Albion in 2022, but did not make a league start for the Tractor Boys. He did, however, score one goal in the FA Cup.

Idris El-Mizouni (£0.4m, Oxford United)

A Parisian-born Ipswich academy product, Idris El-Mizouni will depart permanently this summer, following two productive seasons on loan at Leyton Orient.

The 23-year-old has joined Championship newcomers Oxford United.

The Tunisian international made his debut at just 18 for the Tractor Boys, and made a total of 26 appearances in blue.

Vaclav Hladky (free agent, Burnley)

Czech goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky made himself Ipswich's number one across his three year contract at Portman Road.

The former Salford man was key to the Blues' promotion, but the two parties could not agree a new deal, as Ipswich sought to upgrade.

Muric's move opened up a spot at Burnley, which Hladky has filled.

Dom Ball (free agent)

Ipswich, like many clubs hailing from the EFL, have a handful of players leaving as their contracts expire.

The first of these is 28-year-old midfielder Dom Ball. The Spurs academy product joined from QPR on a free transfer two years ago.

Ball has been a solid backup when available, making 33 appearances and filling in everywhere from his natural deep midfield role to right-back and central defender.

Things could have gone differently for Ball at Ipswich, but unfortunately, the midfielder suffered a serious knee injury in November 2022 that derailed his progress.

He will spend his summer searching for a new club.

Kayden Jackson (free agent)

One of the longest-serving players at Portman Road, Kayden Jackson was the sole survivor of the Blues' 2018/19 squad that suffered relegation from the Championship.

Jackson joined from Accrington Stanley for £1.5m, and has made 191 appearances for Ipswich, scoring 26 and assisting 20, but will leave as a free agent this summer.

Initially joining as a pacy striker, the now 30-year-old struggled to make the number nine spot his own, but has found a place as an enthusiastic and versatile backup.

Jackson has played as far back as right-wing-back when covering for Wes Burns at points.

The Bradford-born attacker has joined Derby this summer.

Sone Aluko (retired)

After a 17-year career, Sone Aluko has hung up his boots for the final time.

The Nigeria international began his career at Birmingham City, but played across the Championship, as well as spells in Scotland and China.

Joining Ipswich on a free in summer 2021, the technically gifted attacker and midfielder, the 35-year-old endeared himself to the Portman Road faithful in his 60 appearances, earning his own chant.

Nick Hayes (free, Barnet)

Joining from Hemel Hempstead in January 2022, goalkeeper Nick Hayes was Ipswich's third-choice shot-stopper for a while.

The 25-year-old has spent this season out on loan with Southend and Solihull Moors, after the Blues signed Manchester City youth goalkeeper Cieran Slicker last summer.

He will depart on a free to Barnet in the National League.

Ipswich Town are in for a busy summer. For all the latest Ipswich transfer targets, check out our regularly updated page keeping track of all the latest Town targets.


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