Aston Villa ace Tyrone Mings has sent a message to Ipswich after they secured the signature of academy graduate Luke Woolfenden on a long-term deal.
Woolfenden was one of Ipswich’s best performers last season, making 36 appearances for the Blues including 31 in League One, which was suspended in March and eventually called.
While the League One playoffs are set to take place this month, Ipswich only finished 11th in the table and will remain in the third tier next season.
Rather than look to join a club higher up the pyramid, Woolfenden has opted to commit his long-term future to Ipswich, penning a new four-year contract.
Mings, who spent three fruitful years at Ipswich after joining from non-league Chippenham, congratulated his former club for securing Woolfenden’s services.
Great news, looks some prospect ??
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) July 1, 2020
Woolfenden has come a long way in a short space of time, which shows how quickly he is progressing and how good his attitude is.
At 21, he still has loads of potential, and at 6ft 4in he’s an imposing figure – all traits which suggest he’s got what it takes to become a star.
In January, when asked by the East Anglian Daily Times whether Woolfenden was worth £10million, Paul Lambert responded: “The way the modern game is?
“Absolutely, absolutely. Potentially what he could be, 100 percent.”
Could Villa snap up his services in the coming years? Maybe even this summer?
Obviously Ipswich’s hand is strong but even the hypothetical £10million may not be too bad a price for this Mings-endorsed young colossus of a defender.