Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has finally put pen to paper on a new deal at Portman Road.
Since signing for the Blues in 2014, Bialkowski has become a firm fan-favourite among the Tractor Boys’ supporters, culminating in being voted Player of the Year by the supporters for the third successive time last season.
The 31-year-old ‘keeper, who has just returned from international duty with Poland at the World Cup in Russia, had agreed a deal under former Blues boss Mick McCarthy but was yet to finalise the deal.
But the Polish international has boosted the spirits of the Ipswich supporters by signing a deal which will keep him at the Club until the summer of 2021, with the option of an additional twelve months added.
Birmingham City twice lodged a bid for the Pole, who was in the final twelve months of his contract, beginning with a £2.75m offer prior to an increased bid. But, the Blues held on and managed to persuade their prized asset to put pen to paper on an attractive new deal to remain in Suffolk.
“We did receive bids for Bart but they were rejected very quickly,” said Club Owner Marcus Evans to the Club Website.
“It was always my intention to try and keep him at this football club. Bart made it clear he wanted to stay as well but it was important to reach an agreement that was right for all parties.
“I’m delighted – and I’m sure the supporters are as well – that we have been able to do that.”