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TOWN SIGN REKEEM HARPER

25 June 2021

Young midfielder joins on three-year deal

Town have completed the signing of Rekeem Harper from West Brom for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who has international experience with England U19s, joins on a three-year deal, with the Club having an option of a year’s extension.

Rekeem is Town's third addition to the squad under the new Gamechanger 20 ownership following the arrivals of Wes Burns and Lee Evans.

A product of the West Brom Academy, he made his first-team debut for the Baggies as a substitute in their Premier League win against Bournemouth in August 2017. 

A spell on loan at Blackburn in 2017/18 followed before he returned to The Hawthorns and helped Albion win promotion from the Championship in 2019/20.

He made two further appearances in the top flight in the defeats to Leicester and Arsenal at the start of last term, then joined Birmingham on loan in January 2021 and made 18 appearances for the Championship club.

Birmingham-born, he clocked up 41 games for West Brom but is now relishing the next chapter in his career, telling iFollow Ipswich: “I’m absolutely delighted to be here.

“I feel like it’s a perfect opportunity for me to come and settle in an environment and help a team that shares the same goal as me - getting to the top.

“This move shows my motivation and I can't wait to get started with the group.”

Town boss Paul Cook added: “In Rekeem, we have a really good lad and someone who believes in everything we have spoken about.

“He knows the challenge that lies ahead and I am thrilled that he has chosen to join us.”

Town chief executive officer Mark Ashton added: "We're delighted to bring in a player of Rekeem's quality.

"We've been working on this deal for the past few weeks and we're delighted to get it across the line."

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