Lisbie poised for Ipswich move
Colchester striker Kevin Lisbie is expecting to sign for Ipswich after undergoing a medical.
Last Updated: 16/07/08 11:57am
Colchester United striker Kevin Lisbie is expecting to sign for Ipswich Town after undergoing a medical.
Lisbie scored 17 goals for the U's last season after joining from Charlton Athletic, but is set to leave after the club's relegation to League One.
The 29-year-old admits it has been a difficult decision to quit Colchester, but believes the club understand his desire to stay in the Championship.
"It's not all sorted yet, but I've had a medical and I believe that I've played my last game for Colchester," Lisbie told the East Anglian Daily Times.
"It's just up to my representative to finalise the terms. It's not confirmed yet, but when everyone is happy and all the negotiations are done, then I should be signing for Ipswich.
"This has been the most difficult decision of my career, because I have made more friends at Colchester in one year than I managed in all my time at Charlton.
"I had a fantastic year at Colchester. But I've proved that I can score lots of goals in the Championship, and that's where I want to stay.
"I was playing in the Premiership only a year or so ago, so I don't want to drop down two divisions, especially at this time of my career.
"The club understands my position. I still had a couple of years left on my contract, so hopefully they will get a good deal, but not the £1m that was mentioned as the price tag put on my head. I'm too old to be commanding that sort of fee."