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Ipswich Town bring in Jack Taylor from Peterborough United as first signing of the summer

Jack Taylor has become Ipswich Town’s first signing of the summer.

The box-to-box midfielder has arrived at Portman Road from Sky Bet League One outfit Peterborough United on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, which is being reported to be worth £1.5m.

The 25-year-old started with the Chelsea academy and left Cobham to join Barnet in 2012. The following year, at just 15 years of age, he made his senior debut as a second-half substitute against Hatfield Town in the Herts Senior Cup.

Jack Taylor has signed for Ipswich Town. Picture: ITFC
Jack Taylor has signed for Ipswich Town. Picture: ITFC

His professional debut came in October 2016 when he featured in an EFL Trophy match against Norwich City.

With more than 100 league games under his belt, and having been a standout player for Barnet in the first half of the 2019/20 season, Taylor joined Peterborough in January 2020. Having made his Posh debut against Gillingham the same month, he then scored his first goal for the club against Wycombe Wanderers 10 days later.

Taylor, who is pushing for his first senior Republic of Ireland cap having made seven appearances for the U21 side, made a total of 125 league appearances for Peterborough, including all 46 in the 2022/23 League One regular season.

“I’m over the moon to sign here,” he told the club’s official website. “I’ve spoken to the manager on numerous occasions and I’ve not heard a bad word about him. I think the style of play really suits my game and I can’t wait to get the ball rolling.”

“We’re delighted to have Jack in and he is a player who fits the culture we’re continuing to build here,” added boss Kieran McKenna. “He is hungry and wants to improve and he will bring qualities that add to the group.”

Chief executive officer Mark Ashton said: “It’s fantastic to finally have Jack’s signature. We have had to be patient and I am grateful to everyone involved to finally get a top, top player across the line.”