Sky Bet Championship side Ipswich Town have beaten off fierce interest from Premier League Crystal Palace to retain the services of Bartosz Bialkowski.

Polish goalkeeper Bialkowski has been the subject of heavy transfer interest from Premier League side Crystal Palace throughout January, however the twice named Club’s Player of the Year has commited his  future to Ipswich Town by signing a new three-year contract.

The Eastern European goalkeeper’s contract was due to expire this summer, although the club held an option to extend that by a futher year – an option that was always going to be utilised.

However the impressive shot-stopper has secured his long-term future to the Tractor Boys.

“He was under contract anyway for this season and another year but I guess when that interest came round all of us would have been interested in joining a Premier League club.

“The window is still open, he’s come and he’s said he wants to sign and I’m delighted. I’m sure the fans are.” said Manager Mick McCarthy.

“You know what, it’s not about me and it’s about him. As a father figure, and I’m well old enough to be his father, I said ‘sign the contract, get it done’.

“If a Premier League club comes in and they really want you, they come and make a play for you and take you anway.

“Get your contract signed, be happy, he loves it here, loves where he lives. If it changes in 12 months time then so be it.

“He’s still the best player in this league for my money.”

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