Jamma has choice of Premiership clubs

JERMAINE Wright will decide which Premiership club he will join next week, according to his agent Jonathan Barnett.Everton and Portsmouth are among a number of clubs keen on the midfielder who has rejected a new contract with Ipswich Town.

JERMAINE Wright will decide which Premiership club he will join next week, according to his agent Jonathan Barnett.

Everton and Portsmouth are among a number of clubs keen on the midfielder who has rejected a new contract with Ipswich Town.

Barnett, who also represents Town players Darren Bent and Antonio Murray, confirmed Wright will choose where he wants to start next season when he returns from his Far East holiday and Barnett gets back from Portugal.

He said: “There are a lot of clubs interested in Jermaine and we will sit down next week and decide his future then.


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“It will be a Premiership club, but we need to go through a number of things.”

Barnett refuted suggestions Wright could move abroad after he was linked with Portuguese club Beira Mar, who will be playing in the newly-built Aveira Stadium, which was used successfully in Euro 2004 by the Czech Republic who beat Latvia and Holland there.

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Blues boss Joe Royle is resigned to losing Wright who, it is understood, has been offered £12,000 a week in the top flight.

Royle was last night co-commentating on the England game along with John Motson but is already planning how to improve Ipswich's home form for the new season - starting with Gillingham on the opening day on August 7.

He said: “They have turned us over the last couple of years so that is something we would like to put right.

“But we also need to improve results at home quite significantly if we want to be serious promotion challengers.”

The Blues will once again receive superb backing with 16,500 season tickets already sold for the new season - not far short of the 18,000 they had by the time the season kicked off last August.

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