Ipswich Town target Webster move

HITC Sport understands Ipswich are to make a move for Portsmouth star.

Ipswich Town are lining up a move for long-term target Adam Webster as they look to try and tie up a deal for the Portsmouth defender quickly to ward off interest from other clubs, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Webster has been a revelation for Portsmouth this season, establishing himself as a key man in Paul Cook's side after playing in his preferred position of centre-half.

The 21-year-old made 35 appearances in all competitions for Pompey and his excellent performances at the heart of Portsmouth's defence has not gone unnoticed among clubs higher up the football pyramid.

Several Premier League clubs have been keeping tabs on Webster's progress at Fratton Park, but Ipswich are determined to win the race for his signature.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is a big admirer of Webster and sees him as a star in the making who can make a big impact at Portman Road.

Portsmouth are reluctant to lose Webster, but accept that the player is likely to move on following their failure to secure promotion from League Two.