Town in talks to sign Barnsley forward Chaplin

Barnsley's Conor Chaplin celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Cha

Ipswich Town are in talks to sign Barnsley forward Conor Chaplin. - Credit: PA

Ipswich Town are in advanced talks to sign Barnsley forward Conor Chaplin on a permanent deal, we understand.

The 24-year-old - who can play up front, wide left or as a No.10 - has been a Championship regular for the Tykes over the last two seasons, having previously played in League One for Coventry and Portsmouth.

A diminutive player with quick feet, he has scored some spectacular goals in his career, including free-kicks.

He provided four goals and three assists in 34 league appearances last season - 31 of them starts - as the South Yorkshire side finished fifth before losing to Swansea in the play-offs.

When he signed a four-year deal at Oakwell in 2019, chief executive officer Dane Murphy said: "He is a person of high character and in our research we’ve found that he is well-liked in each team he has been a part of."

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