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Cambridge United reportedly very keen on signing Jack Lankester from Ipswich Town



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Fornham St Martin-raised Ipswich Town talent Jack Lankester could be set for a move down the A14 to Ipswich Town's new League One rival Cambridge United, according to a report.

The EADT have said the U's are showing a 'strong interest' in the 21-year-old attacking midfielder. He is among a 'large number' of players told by Town boss Paul Cook he is happy for them to find another club.

It is also said a number of other clubs across the EFL's divisions have shown an interest in acquiring the player under contract until next summer, with the Blues having a year option.

Jack Lankester is said to be attracting strong interest from Cambridge United Picture: ITFC
Jack Lankester is said to be attracting strong interest from Cambridge United Picture: ITFC

Lankester, who put nearly two years of back injury hell behind him to make 19 appearances (eight starts) across all competitions in 2020/21, would therefore be set to command an acceptable transfer to leave.

His displays last term saw him score two goals, memorably notching a 97th minute winner at Shrewsbury in November, as well as providing two assists.

Following a loan spell at hometown club Bury Town, he burst on to the scene at Town in the Championship from October 2018. The former King Edward VI School pupil won the club's Young Player of the Year award despite his campaign being cut short by the first of two back injuries which required surgery.

Jack Lankester signs a two-year professional contract with Ipswich Town back in 2018 Picture: ITFC
Jack Lankester signs a two-year professional contract with Ipswich Town back in 2018 Picture: ITFC

In total Lankester has 30 appearances (13 starts) for Ipswich across all competitions, scoring three goals.

On January's transfer deadline day he was strongly linked with a loan move to Salford City, though a move did not end up going through.

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