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Ipswich Town transfer rumours: Blues to beat Premier League sides to sign wonderkid Brown

PUBLISHED: 17:41 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:41 29 January 2018

Ipswich Town are signing teenage starlet Kai Brown. Picture: GRAYS ATHLETIC

Ipswich Town are signing teenage starlet Kai Brown. Picture: GRAYS ATHLETIC

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Ipswich Town are reportedly set to beat a host of Premier League clubs to the signature of 16-year-old wonderkid Kai Brown.

Teenager Brown, an attacking midfielder, has broken into the first team at Bostik Premier side Grays Athletic this season, making his debut in September against Bowers & Pitsea.

He scored his first goal the following month against Potters Bar Town and has impressed since, attracting attention from several scouts in the Premier League and below.

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Town have already signed striker Aaron Drinan, defender Cameron Carter-Vickers and midfielder Stephen Gleeson in the January window and boss Mick McCarthy said last week that there would be no more incomings.

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The club are expected to take prolific non-league striker Ben Stephens on trial this week from Stratford, while David McGoldrick and Adam Webster have been linked with moves away from Portman Road before Wednesday’s 11pm deadline.

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