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18 May 2015

I don’t want to sell our best players however much money is offered says Mick

Mick McCarthy has reiterated that he will not be looking to sell any of his top players during the summer. 

Tyrone Mings, David McGoldrick and Teddy Bishop have all been linked with moves to the Premier League this season, with Blues turning down £10m in offers for Tyrone and Didz from Crystal Palace and Leicester in August. 

“I had a discussion with Marcus [Evans, Club owner] yesterday about the players that might be targets,” the Town boss told the Club website. 

“You are looking at Murph, with 27 goals this season. Didz is another. I had a word with him and he’s not looking to move. He wants to come back and get himself fit and show everyone what a good player he is again. 

“He has been so disappointed with the injuries he has had over the last two seasons and feels he has a point to prove.

“I’ve spoken to Bish and Ty as well. I’ve pointed out to them that Cressy [Aaron Cresswell] played 140 or so games here and another 100 or so at Tranmere before he moved to West Ham.

“He was ready to make that move. He had done his time and he has gone there and won every player of the year award going. He would not have done that if he had played 40 games here. 

“So I’ve said to Bish and Ty, ‘you are staying here’. I want to progress. I don’t want to sell however much money is offered. I don’t want to lose our best players.  

“I want young, fit and vibrant players to take us forward.” 

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full in-depth interview with Mick tomorrow.   


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