Great fans and a sleeping giant says Cole
The 27-year-old midfielder has agreed a three year deal with Blues and will join the Club on July 1 as a free agent after the end of his contract at Bristol City.
Cole was the target of a number of clubs but Town’s past and present made a move to Portman Road his number one choice.
“Once I had decided to leave Bristol, I was flattered with the interest from other clubs and had a few options to weigh up,” Cole told the Club website.
“Ipswich stuck out though. I see the club as a sleeping giant and they should be in the top flight really.
“I’ve played at Portman Road a few times and it’s a great stadium and the support the Club receives from the fans is fantastic.
“I spoke to a few players who have played there before, lads like Hendo [Stephen Henderson], Bradley Orr and Steady [Jon Stead].
“They couldn’t speak highly enough of the manager, staff and Club in general. They said it was a good club to join so that was a factor in my decision but I was already looking at Ipswich to be honest.
“When you see they have a manager of Mick McCarthy’s standing in the game, you know it’s a club that is showing ambition.
“Moving to Ipswich is the next challenge for me and I’m looking forward to it. I can’t wait to get started.”