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Ipswich Town defender Elkan Baggott signs new three-year contract at Portman Road



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Young Ipswich Town defender Elkan Baggott has agreed a new three-year deal to stay at Portman Road.

The 19-year-old has committed his future to the Blues by signing a new contract until 2025, with the club holding the option to extend that by a further 12 months.

Baggott made his league debut for Town in the 1-0 defeat to Rotherham in April, before featuring again on the final day of the season against Charlton Athletic.

Elkan Baggott will remain with Ipswich Town until 2025. Picture: ITFC
Elkan Baggott will remain with Ipswich Town until 2025. Picture: ITFC

The youngster has made a further two appearances for Indonesia since the end of the season, and scored in their 7-0 victory over Nepal.

“I’m buzzing to have signed a new contract," said Baggott.

“It’s been a great few days for me and I am delighted to have committed my future to the club.

Elkan Baggott made his league debut against Rotherham in April. Picture: ITFC
Elkan Baggott made his league debut against Rotherham in April. Picture: ITFC

"I want to thank the gaffer as he has really helped me improve as a player since coming in. I would also like to thank the people around me, and close to me, who always give me support.

“My aim for next season is to play as much football as possible, whether that’s here or if the right loan opportunity comes up.”

Manager Kieran McKenna has spoken in the past about the possibility of the defender heading out on loan.

"That's definitely one good possibility for Elkan, but as you said it needs to be the right club, the right environment and all the right aspects to fit together for it to be the right experience for Elkan," he said.

"If we find that, the possibility of him getting a years experience is definitely one that we are looking at."