Tom Lawrence has been setting the Championship alight in 2017, and has been the driving force between Ipswich Town’s mini revival under Mick McCarthy. However, according to TWTD, the Leicester City loanee has had no contact with his parent club.
Lawrence has 10 goals in the league this season, and masterclasses against QPR and Reading have thrown him straight into the media spotlight. There was even talk that the Foxes might look to recall him from his loan in order to help Leicester in their fight against the drop.
However, when the Welshman was questioned over whether he had received any contact with his parent club, he stated: “I haven’t heard from Leicester since I joined Ipswich in August last year. You’d have thought they would have contacted me but they haven’t so we’ll just have to see where that takes me.”
Considering the Foxes find themselves in the midst of a relegation battle, and are struggling for firepower with Jamie Vardy, Ahmed Musa and Islam Slimani misfiring, this is even more surprising. The summer signings brought in by then-manager Claudio Ranieri have failed to make an impact, so it seems obvious to keep tabs on one of their hottest prospects.
Perhaps what is more concerning from a Leicester point of view is what Lawrence went on to say: “I don’t know if they have someone responsible for the players who are out on loan – I can’t really answer that one”
The interview raises questions as to the behind-the-scenes goings on at the King Power Stadium, but Ipswich fans will be hoping this lack of communication between the two parties improves their faint chances of bringing him in on a permanent basis.