Tuesday, January 10, 2012

St Ledger on the verge of Ipswich move

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell is hopeful of signing Leicester City defender Sean St Ledger after agreeing a fee as well as personal terms with the player.

But Jewell says the 27-year-old Irish international, who has made eight league starts this term, has a number of offers to consider.

"Everything's agreed between the two clubs and with the player's personal terms," he told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"I spoke to him on Monday. He has got a few options. Hopefully he will choose us. But we're waiting on an answer."

St Ledger agreed a three-year deal with the Foxes when he joined from Preston in the summer.

But he has failed to establish himself as a regular first-choice centre-half at the King Power Stadium and, with the European Championships this year, he will be keen to remain in the thinking of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni.

"I spoke to him at length over the weekend," Jewell added. "He just wants to make sure he makes the right decision because there are a few teams in for him.

"Hopefully we'll sell Ipswich as a long-term plan rather than a short-term option."