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19 July 2013

And his head as United direct him to Portman Road

Freddy Veseli says he is following his heart and his head in joining Town. 

The 20-year-old defender has signed a two year deal at Portman Road, arriving as a free agent after being released by Manchester United at the end of last season.

A number of clubs were interested in the Switzerland U21 cap but after spending two weeks on trial with Blues, he has pledged his future to the Club – with a little help from his former employers. 

“There were a few options for me so I asked around about the clubs that were interested,” Freddy told the Club website. 

“I spoke to the people I know at Manchester United, people I trust – like the reserve team manager Warren Joyce, who was great for me and he told me all about Ipswich. 

“He said it was a really good club, a family club. He said it was a club where I could progress as a player. He told me to come here straightaway and he wasn’t the only one. I had great feedback about Ipswich from a lot of people. 

“I spent a week in Ireland with the team and had a good feeling about the manager, the other staff and the players. Even though I did not know anyone, I felt very at home straightaway. 

“Sometimes you have to go with your emotion.  Your heart tells you where to go and I’ve done that. It’s an exciting new challenge for me and I can’t wait.” 

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full interview with Freddy shortly.

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