Striker opts for Town over Championship interest
Joe Pigott has become Town’s seventh new signing of the summer, joining the Club on a three-year contract.
The 27-year-old striker, who had interest from Championship clubs, arrives at Portman Road as a free agent.
Joe began his career at Charlton and made 16 appearances in total for the Addicks. He had loan spells at a number of clubs including Luton, Gillingham and Southend in his time at the Valley but it was at AFC Wimbledon where he enjoyed the most successful spell of his career so far.
He bagged 47 League goals in 137 games after joining the south London club in 2018, including 20 in League One last term.
“It was a very tough decision to leave Wimbledon. I was really comfortable there and happy but felt that if I wanted to improve and keep going forward then I had to take on a new challenge,” Joe told iFollow Ipswich.
“There was interest from clubs above League One but Ipswich is a massive club and it feels the right move for me.
“All the foundations are in place, with what’s been going on behind the scenes and when you speak to people here who show belief in you, then that means a lot.
“It’s an exciting move for me and I can’t wait to get going now. Obviously promotion is the aim but hopefully we can kick on from there as well.”
“To get a lad of Joe’s quality across the line is an absolutely massive plus for everyone at the Club,” said Town boss, Paul Cook.
“Twenty goals last season speaks volumes for itself. The reality is that if you don’t score goals, you won’t win football games. To get someone of Joe’s calibre in, with his goalscoring record; we’re all excited and looking forward to working with him.”
Town CEO, Mark Ashton, added: “We have been competing with Championship clubs for Joe so we are obviously delighted that he has decided to join us.
“It’s a show of support for what we are trying to achieve at this football club that he has committed his future to us and we wish him every success here.”
Joe makes it seven summer signings for Town following the arrivals of Wes Burns, Lee Evans, Rekeem Harper, Macauley Bonne, Vaclav Hladky and Matt Penney as the squad for the 2021/22 season continues to take shape.
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