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Lisbie Off To Town?

Following a good start to the week, Gillespie and Perkins signing, Yeates committing his future, who thought it would continue?

Well, unfortunately, it appears to have stopped...

Colchester United striker Kevin Lisbie has confirmed that Ipswich Town has made an approach to sign him.

Town are believed to have been granted permission to speak to Lisbie, regarding a move, by the U's.

Various sources are reporting that Lisbie has a buy-out clause in his U's contract, allowing him to leave for as little as 500,000. This may come as a surprise as the U's recently were rumoured to have slapped a 1m price-tag on Lisbie, click here.

Tractor Boy's chief Jim Magilton is believed to have made an offer of just over 500,000, in an attempt to bring the Jamaican international to Portman Road.

Lisbie, who scored a 17 goals last season, as the U's were relegated from the Championship, has two years left on his contract with Geraint Williams men.

The ex-Charlton front-runner told the EADT: 'Ipswich Town have made an approach for me, through my representative. There have been talks but I must stress that it's very early days and it's not very far down the line.

'I'm still very much a Colchester United player and I'm enjoying this week's fitness programme with the rest of the lads at Loughborough University,' Lisbie added.

Ipswich are the not the only Championship club to have shown an interest in the 29-year-old, with Burnley and Barnsley also making enquiries. The Tykes were put off by the 1m price-tag, as well as Lisbie himself ruling out a move to any Northern side.

However, Lisbie, once again, denied any price-tag of 1m, he continued: 'I have an agreement with Colchester and a 1m asking price is not it. I have a big family and I don't want to uproot, so I wouldn't want to move far anyway.'

A move to Town would certainly suite Lisbie, location-wise and the U's have a ready-made replacement in, record signing, Steven Gillespie who joined on Monday.

If the Lisbie did make the move up the 'A12' then he would join an elite group of players to have pulled on the shirts of three East Anglian sides; Colchester, Norwich and Ipswich.



So is Lisbie worth move than 500,000? Or should the U's cash-in?

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Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 9 2008

Time: 10:27AM

Your Comments

Him And Gillespie Will Not Work Together Platt Is A Proven League One Player Vernon Done The Business When He Got His Chance Cash In , He Obv Doesnt Want To Stay
Daryl Peck
Well is looking that way, first he says he's def staying cause U's shew faith in him then he gives some hints that he is leaving then finnally he is pretty much gone, a bit like Curo...
StevieG Col U
But with the Tree, Verndog and Gillespie, it's still a pretty good strikerforce!
StevieG Col U
I Thought Tom Webb Was A Good Up And Coming Striker But Didnt We Offload Him?
Daryl Peck
Yeah we did, got realeased, was never given a chance! Fabian Quintyn got given a pro-deal, he's a front-man I think!
StevieG Col U
2bh We Dont Need Lisbie , We Need Players Like Gillespie And Perkins , Willing Players , Vernon (Cant Wait For Season To Start)
Daryl Peck
Well he scored sixteen goals for us, after signing on a free, so any money we make is a good profit, surely?
StevieG Col U
Yeaa Deffo , He'l Jus Be A Flop There Like Cureton N Iwelumo , StevieG - Steven Gillespie ;)
Daryl Peck
Yeah, if he doesn't wanna stay then he might aswell go!
StevieG Col U
NOOO WE DON'T WANT HIM!!!! HE'S USELESS!!!!!!! Maybe he could go to Wivenhoe??
Pete-the-Tractor
Well aint heard anymore on this...
StevieG Col U
hang on to him....you need to give yourselves the best shot at getting straight back up to the ccc......
ernshaw
We sure do need him, only a jealous fan would say different!
Matt_Us
 

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