More signings to come - Clegg

SIMON Clegg has hinted that even more signings are on the way to Ipswich Town.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

SIMON Clegg has hinted that even more signings are on the way to Ipswich Town.

The Blues chief executive welcomed new signing Tamas Priskin to the club after he signed a three-year deal following his �1.7m move from Watford and said more deals could follow although he would not go into specifics.


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Clegg said: “I don't want to add fuel to any speculation. Roy has been clear that he wants to supplement the squad and that has happened with a number of signings but the window remains open.

“We are interested in receiving offers we may have for existing players who may not fit into the manager's long terms plans and if some people go out so other people may have to come in.”

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Clegg would not deny that manager Roy Keane was making an attempt to land Giovanni Dos Santos on loan from Spurs, and that a couple of other deals involving Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Daryl Murphy, were still in progress.

Clegg said: “We are not close making an announcement at the moment. There is nothing to add to what the manager said on Thursday. Roy is speaking to managers on a daily basis so it would be wrong to fuel speculation about any one individual.”

With Turkish side Besiktas the latest club to be linked with Dos santos it is unlikely Spurs would allow him top return to town anyway.

The signing of Priskin takes Town's summer transfer spending to nearly �5m after Lee Martin (�1.5m) Damien Delaney (�700,000) and Colin Healy (�60,000) joined.

Clegg said: “It has not been a secret that the club has been looking for as striker to supplement the squad and I'm absolutely delighted that Tamas Priskin is joining us on a three-year deal.

“Having played for Watford in 65 league games having scored 15 goals and a further two goals in five matches on loan at Preston we are delighted with what Tamas can bring to this club and he sits absolutely central to Roy's thinking in terms of how the squad is going to develop over the coming season.”

Keane has also brought in loanee Jack Colback from Sunderland, while bringing in Shane O'Connor and Troy Brown to be used as part of the development squad.

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk

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