Currie seals Ipswich move
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ipswich have sealed a shock £250,000 swoop for Brighton winger Darren Currie.Ipswich Town have sealed a shock £250,000 swoop for Brighton winger Darren Currie.
The 30-year-old only moved to Brighton in the summer on a free transfer from Wycombe.
However, just five months into his stay on the South Coast - he has now moved on to promotion chasing Ipswich.
"I am extremely sorry, as all Albion fans will be, to see Darren leave the club," admitted Brighton chairman Dick Knight.
"He's been a key player this season, which is why I turned down several Ipswich bids this week, but in our current financial situation the board were unanimous that we had no choice but to accept the sum Ipswich finally offered us.
"Mark McGhee didn't want to lose Darren either, but accepts that the club's financial position dictates it was an offer we couldn't refuse.
"Also, Darren is an ambitious player and was extremely excited by the prospect of joining a club very much involved in the race for The Premiership.
"On behalf of all at the Albion I would like to thank him for his contribution to our season, and wish him well for the future."
Meanwhile, Town midfielder Tommy Miller has admitted he will listen to offers from other clubs - with his current contract set to expire in the summer.
"They probably won't offer new deals until they know what division we are in," said Miller.
"That is what happened to a lot of the lads last year, and they weren't offered anything until really late on.
"That is understandable, and I would love to stay here, but I have to look after myself and my family.
"I absolutely love it here at Ipswich and I'm really settled in the area, so I would not want to go but we are allowed to talk to other clubs in January and I would be prepared to look at that."
Miller, Shefki Kuqi, Fabian Wilnis, Drissa Diallo, Jim Magilton, Pablo Counago Antonio Murray, Adam Atay, Chris Hogg and Daniel Flack are all free agents in the summer.
In other news, striker Daryl Murphy has been forced to end his trial with Ipswich after picking up a groin injury.
The Waterford hit-man, who has also interested Premiership side Manchester City, is expected to return for a new trial in the New Year.