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Adam Webster set to join Bristol City for £3.5m

PUBLISHED: 17:15 27 June 2018

Adam Webster has made 48 starts and five substitute appearances for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller

Adam Webster has made 48 starts and five substitute appearances for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller

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Ipswich Town have agreed to sell Adam Webster to Championship rivals Bristol City, with the centre-back currently at Ashton Gate undergoing a medical.

Adam Webster was hailed as a Premier League player in the making after a fine start to life at Town. Photo: PagepixAdam Webster was hailed as a Premier League player in the making after a fine start to life at Town. Photo: Pagepix

It’s understood that the transfer fee is an initial £3.5m, with various add-on clauses meaning the deal has the potential to rise as high as £8m.

The EADT and Ipswich Star understands that new Blues boss Paul Hurst has been assured by owner Marcus Evans that the funds raised will go straight into his transfer kitty as he looks to mould his own squad this summer.

Webster’s former club Portsmouth will receive a sell-on fee, believed to be 20% of the profit Town have made on the player. That equates to £560k.

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He arrived at Portman Road from the League Two side for a fee of £700k, plus highly-rated young defender Matt Clarke, in the summer of 2016 and quickly adapted to life in the Championship.

The 23-year-old was soon being hailed as a Premier League player in the making, but ankle and Achilles injuries have halted his progress over the last 18 months.

FLASHBACK: Self-critical Adam Webster says Premier League speculation is premature (January 2017)

Bristol City, who finished once place above Town in 11th last season, have moved quickly to sign Webster after selling star man Aden Flint to Middlesbrough for a reported £7m earlier today.

Adam Webster gets up above Aston Villa's Joshua Onomah. Photo: PagepixAdam Webster gets up above Aston Villa's Joshua Onomah. Photo: Pagepix

Hurst has already signed England U19 defender/midfielder Trevoh Chalobah on a season-long loan from Chelsea and will need further defensive reinforcements given Luke Chambers is now his only senior centre-back.

FLASHBACK: Webster destined for the Premier League, says Blues legend Beattie (November 2017)

The Blues have been linked to Toto Nsiala (Shrewsbury) and Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Adam Webster pictured during Town's first day of pre-season training on Monday. Photo: Ross HallsAdam Webster pictured during Town's first day of pre-season training on Monday. Photo: Ross Halls

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A 17-year-old youth accused of being involved in a fight in the car park of an Ipswich McDonald’s restaurant during which a 16-year-old boy was stabbed has admitted an offence of violent disorder.

Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with incidents of stalking in the Norwich Road area of Ipswich.

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MP Dr Dan Poulter has demanded that Mid Suffolk Council takes action to ensure there is no development on land at Brockford in his constituency without planning permission.

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