The Daily Mail reports that many Premier League and Sky Bet Championship clubs are hoping to permanently sign Leicester City’s Tom Lawrence, who has gained many admirers whilst on loan with Ipswich Town this season. The Premier League champions are willing to sell the player for £1million in the summer.
In addition to Premier League duo Burnley and Sunderland, it is understood that Newcastle United, Derby County, Norwich City and Cardiff City would all love to sign the player up. Tractor Boys boss Mick McCarthy has also previously stated that he wants to keep the player permanently, but acknowledges that the club may not be able to afford him anyway.
The 23-year-old Welshman has netted seven goals for an inconsistent Ipswich side this season, quickly becoming one of their key players in an attacking position. He has demonstrated his versatility in recent weeks as well, proving he can play out wide, in a number ten role or indeed as a centre forward.
Since joining Leicester from Manchester United in 2014, Lawrence has only made four appearances for the club, three of which came as a substitute. Since then, he has enjoyed several loan moves away at Rotherham United, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City and his most productive stint, currently with Ipswich. He is now looking to decide where his long-term future remains, although he will remain at Portman Road for the remainder of the campaign given the fact there is no recall clause in the loan agreement. It is now a case of deciding where he’ll play his football next season.