Ipswich Town are set to sign Tranmere Rovers striker James Norwood when his contract expires next month, as reported by The72 earlier today.
The 28-year-old has scored 29 goals this season, building on the 24 he fired in the last campaign to help get Micky Mellon’s side promoted from the National League.
Norwood has played a huge part in Tranmere getting to the League Two Play-Off final on 25th May against Newport County as his side eye back-to-back promotions.
Ipswich are preparing for life in League One in the next campaign and are set to bolster their attacking options by landing Norwood.
His career so far…
Norwood played for the likes of Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace as a youngster before a spell at non-league side Eastbourne Town. He was then snapped up by Exeter City in 2009.
He made his debut for the Grecians in a third tier fixture away to Leeds United but made only three further appearances. Instead, the Eastbourne-born striker had loan stints at Sutton United, Forest Green Rovers and Eastbourne Borough before he was let go by Exeter in 2011.
Forest Green signed Norwood on a permanent deal in June 2011 and he turned out to be a huge signing for them. He scored 48 goals in 149 matches for Rovers in the National League prior to his switch to Tranmere three years ago.
Here is how the Ipswich Town fans have reacted on Twitter to news that they are closing in on signing Norwood-
— Mike Carter (@michaelcarter94) May 16, 2019
— The Traveling Tractor (@travelintractor) May 15, 2019
— Ravi (@Scribblr_42) May 15, 2019
Norwood looks like a Garner type player. Hope it’s true. #itfc
— Alex Fordham (@alexfordham03) May 15, 2019
Can’t wait for Norwood to roll into the Suffolk Show in a massive blue tractor, wearing the new kit and holding all 65 of his golden boots #ITFC
— Matt Francis (@MattWHF) May 15, 2019
With the possibility of Norwood coming on board, I am looking forward to seeing him live again in the play off final. I was hugely disappointed a month ago when I saw him at Newport. Hoping for much better next time ! #itfc
— Simon English Ⓥ (@SimonEnglish10) May 15, 2019
— Keiran Gleeson (@KeiranITFC) May 15, 2019