Ipswich Town are set to sign winger Mustapha Carayol on a free transfer, according to HITC Sport.

He has had his contract at Nottingham Forest terminated by mutual consent as he is not part of Aitor Karanka’s plans. He is now technically a free agent but is set to join Championship side Ipswich for free.

He has travelled to Ipswich today to have a medical and conclude the deal. This one should happen before the 11pm transfer deadline tonight.

The 29 year-old is a vastly experienced winger in the Football League and will be a decent acquisition for Ipswich. The Gambia international has played over 250 games in his career.

He started his career at Swindon Town before spells at Macclesfield Town and MK Dons, both under Paul Ince. He has worked his way up the English pyramid and played for the likes of Torquay United, Lincoln City and Bristol Rovers before being snapped up by Middlesbrough in 2012.

He was a key player for Boro in his first couple of seasons at the club but fell down the pecking order at the Riverside. He had loan spells at Brighton and Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town and Leeds United before signing for Nottingham Forest on a permanent basis in August 2016.

He played 24 times for Forest last season but was keen to move on this season to get more game time. He will finally get his move now with Ipswich beckoning. He is a shrewd signing by Mick McCarthy and one who will give them a different option on the wing.


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