Burnley, Cardiff City, Derby County, Newcastle United, Norwich City and Sunderland are reportedly battling for Tom Lawrence’s signature.
According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle United and Sunderland are among the clubs interested in signing Leicester winger Tom Lawrence, who has starred on loan at Ipswich.
Lawrence, 23, came up through the ranks at Manchester United having joined from Everton at the age of just eight, and he made just one first-team appearance for the club.
The Welshman enjoyed loan spells with Carlisle United and Yeovil Town before joining Leicester City on a permanent basis in the summer of 2014 – yet he’s only made four appearances for the Foxes.
Lawrence has spent most of his time out on loan, having been farmed out to Rotherham United, Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City before joining up with Ipswich Town this season.
The winger has been exceptional this season, notching seven goals and four assists in just 25 games – and his performances are attracting major interest as the transfer window draws towards its close.
The Daily Mail report that six clubs have all made enquiries about signing four-cap Welsh international Lawrence; Burnley, Cardiff City, Derby County, Newcastle United, Norwich City and Sunderland.
It’s stated that Leicester would be open to selling Lawrence for around £1million, meaning his loan spell with Ipswich could be cut short in order for him to make a permanent move before next week’s transfer deadline.
Lawrence was emerging at Manchester United when Sunderland boss David Moyes was in charge at Old Trafford, meaning the winger may fancy a move to the Stadium of Light, but Newcastle – in the market for a new winger – could offer him the chance to play a part in the club’s push for promotion this season, with the two North East clubs potentially favourites to land Lawrence this month.
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