‘We’ve just played the final so it’s not for me to comment’ - Town target Norwood on his future following Tranmere promotion
PUBLISHED: 18:48 25 May 2019 | UPDATED: 21:00 25 May 2019
Ipswich Town target James Norwood would not be drawn on his future after helping Tranmere win promotion to League One.
Rovers secured their place in the third tier, where they will of course face the Blues next season, with a 1-0 extra-time victory over Newport County in the League Two play-off final.
Norwood scored 32 goals over the course of the season but will soon be out of contract, meaning he can move on a free transfer.
The Blues have been tracking him for several months, with the interest first revealed in March, and are understood to be at the head of the queue to sign the 28-year-old regardless of the fact the two clubs will be playing in the same division next season.
Norwood was asked about his future after the game, with the forward insisting his only focus now is enjoying the celebrations with his team-mates during a team holiday in Magaluf.
"I'm not too sure, we've only just played the final so it's not for me to comment," he said,
"I'm going to enjoy tonight then enjoy the next week when we all fly off on holiday and see if I remember the week."
Tranmere chairman Mark Palios was also asked about the prospect of keeping hold of Norwood.
"I'd absolutely love to have James with us, he's been with us for four years and we extended his contract two years ago," he said.
"He's at the age he's at and what's to test himself at a higher level, but we're at a higher level now so that should factor into negotiations.
"James and I have a good relationship. We made an offer and then agreed to get on with the job in hand, which was to get out of this league. We've done that now.
"We'll start to talk on Monday again."