One of the top young stars in England right now is Ipswich’s 17 year-old striker Connor Wickham.
Connor Whickham – Ipswich want to keep their young star
Connor, who stands 6’3″ tall, scored 3 of England’s 4 goals in the semi-final against France (2-1 win) and the final against Spain (2-1 win), when England won the European U17 Championships recently in Liechtenstein .
Newcastle fans will also remember that Connor scored a great goal against Newcastle in April of this year at St. James’ Park, in the 2-2 draw with Ipswich, with over 52,000 in attendance for that game.
So it’s hardly surprising that Ipswich want to hold onto their young budding striker, and Ipswich Chief Executive Simon Clegg is insisting the 17-year-old is going nowhere.
Clegg said today:
“Connor signed a two-year contract towards the end of last season and he is committed to Ipswich Town and we are committed to him.”
The Hereford-born player, who turned 17 in March, started his career at Reading in 2002, but moved to Ipswich in 2006 when he was 13.
The youngster has played for Ipswich 31 times with 6 goals and has played for the England U17 side 13 times scoring 9 goals.
We wonder if Chris Hughton would be interested in trying to get this player on loan for next season at Newcastle?
But it also seems clear that there would be some big PL clubs very interested in this player if he was ever made available by the East Anglia club.