Tuesday 25 October 2016

Republic of Ireland star Daryl Murphy extends deal with Ipswich

Daryl Murphy
Daryl Murphy

Ireland international Daryl Murphy will remain with Championship side Ipswich Town after agreeing a new deal which will keep him at Portman Road until 2017.

Murphy had been linked with a number of Premier League sides after enjoying a sensational season with the Tractor Boys, which saw him finish as the division's top scorer with 27 goals.

The 32-year-old, who kickstarted his career at Waterford United before spells at Sunderland and Celtic, told Ipswich's official website: "I'm delighted to have signed a new contract."

"All summer I have heard the rumours and seen the stories in the papers and I've had my family and friends ringing me and asking me what's going on.

"I kept telling them I wasn't going anywhere and not to believe everything they read in the papers. I was just trying to enjoy my holiday. I knew that I'd be here at Ipswich when I came back for pre-season and I'm just pleased now that it's all out of the way.

"I have always said I'm happy and settled here and that has never changed. I have never thought about moving and now, having signed a new contract, I can put all that speculation talk to bed and look forward to the new season."

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