Town show interest in Almeria forward Appiah

Arvin Appiah, pictured in England action

Arvin Appiah, pictured in England action - Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have shown an interest in Almeria’s young England international forward Arvin Appiah, we understand. 

Appiah, 20, is left-footed but predominantly operates on the right wing, but is comfortable on either flank or in a central role. He is one of a number of players looked at by Ipswich boss Paul Cook and CEO Mark Ashton this summer and it remains to be seen whether or not the Blues make a formal move.

The Amsterdam-born 20-year-old, with Ghanaian heritage, grew up in Nottingham and came through the ranks at Forest, where he made seven appearances as a teenager, scoring once. 

Nottingham Forest's Arvin Appiah scores his side's second goal of the game during the Carabao Cup, F

Arvin Appiah, pictured during his time with Nottingham Forest - Credit: PA

His breakthrough and clear potential saw him capped by England up to Under 19 level and ultimately saw him make a surprise £8million move to Almeria in 2019, a Spanish second division club recently bought with Saudi money. 

He signed a contract which is thought to expire in the summer of 2024 but the move has not worked out, with Appiah making just 10 league starts for Almeria over two seasons and ultimately finishing the 2020/21 campaign on loan elsewhere in the second tier, with Lugo.  

A departure, whether loan or permanent, looks likely this summer and whether Ipswich make their interest formal remains to be seen.

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