Lee completes Town move
By Andy Clarke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Lee says he is looking forward to a new challenge after signing for Ipswich.Alan Lee says he is looking forward to a new challenge after completing his £100,000 move to Ipswich from Championship rivals Cardiff.
The Republic of Ireland international has signed a two-and-a-half year contract, with an option for a further year, while the fee could rise by a further £50,000 depending on appearances.
Lee, a former Aston Villa trainee, joined Cardiff from Rotherham in an £850,000 deal in August 2003 and felt the time was right for a fresh start with Joe Royle's side.
"It is a new challenge for me and I did not need persuading," the 27-year-old said.
"Manager Joe Royle did not have to sell the club to me. It is a great stadium and I am sure playing for Ipswich Town will give my career a boost.
"This is a step up for me and I can't wait to get on the pitch and do what I can to lift Ipswich up the Championship table.
"Everything I have seen has been so very impressive, and Ipswich are a big club who look to have everything in place to move forward.
"The manager says that he still sees promotion as a possibility this season - and to get to the Premiership would be a dream come true for me."