Ipswich Town closing in on the loan addition of Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams

Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams (foreground) in action for Wales against Macedonia

Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams (foreground) in action for Wales against Macedonia - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town are closing in on the loan addition of Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams, according to reports in South London.

The 20-year-old – capped four times by Wales at senior level – had been much talked about since making his making his Eagles debut at the age of 17.

A 5ft 6in highly creative player who can play anywhere across the midfield, Williams was named Palace’s young player of the year for the 2012/13 campaign as Ian Holloway’s side earned promotion to the top-flight via the Championship play-offs.

He has been restricted to just two starts in the cups and nine substitute appearances in the Premier League this season though and, as a result, manager Tony Pulis has agreed to let him go out on loan until the end of the campaign.

Williams scored the first goal in a 2-1 victory for Palace’s Under-21 side at Portman Road on Monday night, with the South London Press reporting that Mick McCarthy – who watched that game – has beaten Charlton counterpart Chris Powell to the player’s signature.