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Ipswich Town sign Arsenal striker Tyreece John-Jules on season-long loan



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Ipswich Town have confirmed their fourth summer signing, with Arsenal striker Tyreece John-Jules joining on a season-long loan.

Having already completed the signings of Freddie Ladapo, Dominic Ball and Greg Leigh on permanent deals, the 21-year-old is the first player to join on loan.

John-Jules arrives with three previous League One loans under his belt.

Tyreece John-Jules has signed for Ipswich Town on a season-long loan. Picture: ITFC
Tyreece John-Jules has signed for Ipswich Town on a season-long loan. Picture: ITFC

The young Arsenal striker joined Lincoln City on a six-month loan deal in January 2020, but was ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a fracture in his foot following seven first-team appearances.

He then scored five goals in 21 appearances for Doncaster Rovers, before making the jump up to the Championship with Blackpool at the start of last season.

However, his loan spell with the Lancashire side was cut short, as he joined Ipswich's League One rivals Sheffield Wednesday in January.

The youngster came off the bench to make his debut against Town at Hillsborough, but lasted just 18 minutes after suffering a quad injury.

"I’m excited to get started," he told the club website.

"I’ve been thinking about it for a while but I’m sure I’ve made the right decision.

"I had a meeting with the manager [Kieran McKenna] and people around me, and they had nothing but positive things to say about the club.

"I want to help the team as much possible, and contribute with as many goals and assists as I can. Hopefully, by doing that, I’ll help the team get back to where they need to be.”

Town boss Kieran McKenna added: "There’s a lot to admire in Tyreece’s game. He’s someone I’ve known and followed throughout his youth career at Arsenal and in the England setup.

"He’s a really talented and versatile forward who can play in a number of different positions. He has a really high technical level and can play off of both feet.

"If he can get a consistent run of form, then he is an extremely talented player with very high potential. We’re very excited to have him on board."