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19 January 2022

Goalkeeper pens deal until 2024

Town have completed the signing of Christian Walton on a permanent deal.

The goalkeeper, who has been on loan with the Blues for the first half of the season, has now joined from Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal at Portman Road.

The Club has the option to extend the deal by 12 months.

Christian made his debut for the Club against Bolton Wanderers in September, and now has 18 Town appearances to his name.

“It's been a long process so to have it done now is brilliant,” Christian told iFollow Ipswich.

"I was in my final year of the contract with Brighton, and they allowed me to go and play regular football which is what I wanted and needed. Now, having enjoyed my time here, I have a long-term future at the Club.

"Initially joining a club like Ipswich was a no-brainer, and now I want to stay at a club that has aspirations to go places. I want to play my part.

"I've had it in my mind that I wanted to stay here, so now I am buzzing it has been sorted."

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“We’re delighted Christian has signed on a permanent deal,” Town boss Kieran McKenna added.

“He has lots of qualities and a big presence. He has proved to be a key player for us.

“Making this move shows Christian’s appetite to achieve things here as well. He is someone with an excellent attitude and work ethic, and everyone is really pleased he has committed his future to the Football Club.

“He’ll continue to work closely with Rene Gilmartin, who has a blossoming relationship with the goalkeepers, and we all look forward to seeing him develop as he enters his prime years as a ‘keeper.”

Mark Ashton also said: "It's great news for the Club that Christian will be staying at Portman Road.

"Christian is a model professional who is hungry to achieve success with Ipswich Town, and we are delighted to have him on board on a permanent basis."

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