Young striker makes it four through the door
Town have completed the signing of Tyreece John-Jules on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal.
The 21-year-old striker has become the Blues’ fourth new addition of the summer, and the second of this week after Greg Leigh penned a two-year deal on Monday.
London-born, Tyreece began his youth career with Charlton before joining Arsenal at the age of eight.
He scored three goals in five appearances for the Gunners’ U21s in the Football League Trophy between 2018 and 2019, before spending the latter half of the 2019/20 season in League One with Lincoln City.
Tyreece netted on his home debut for the Imps but his time at LNER Stadium was ended prematurely as Covid-19 saw the campaign curtailed.
He returned to the third tier on loan, this time with Doncaster, for 2020/21 and bagged five goals in 19 League appearances as Rovers secured a midtable finish.
The forward’s next temporary move away from the Emirates Stadium saw him spend the first half of last season with Championship side Blackpool.
Tyreece then joined Sheffield Wednesday in January, making his debut for the Owls when Town visited Hillsborough Stadium later that month.
Unfortunately, that was to be his only appearance for the South Yorkshire outfit, as a quad injury ruled him out for the remainder of the term.
Away from club football, Tyreece has represented England at every age group from U16 to U21 level.
"I’m excited to get started," the young striker told iFollow Ipswich. "I’ve been thinking about it for a while but I’m sure I’ve made the right decision.
"I had a meeting with the manager [Kieran McKenna] and people around me, and they had nothing but positive things to say about the Club.
"I want to help the team as much as possible, and contribute with as many goals and assists as I can. Hopefully, by doing that, I’ll help the team get back to where they need to be.”
Town boss Kieran added: "There’s a lot to admire in Tyreece’s game. He’s someone I’ve known and followed throughout his youth career at Arsenal and in the England setup.
"He’s a really talented and versatile forward who can play in a number of different positions. He has a really high technical level and can play off of both feet.
"If he can get a consistent run of form, then he is an extremely talented player with very high potential. We’re very excited to have him on board."