Portman Road teenager puts move to the Premier League on ice by signing new deal.
Ipswich Town striker Connor Wickham has signed a new one-year contact extension heading off interest from Premier League clubs.
Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool were all keen on the 18-year-old but any deal has been put on ice after this new deal.
The England U21 international signed a contract to stay at Portman Road until 2013 in January but has now agreed a year’s extension.
Wickham has made 67 appearances for Town, 35 of them off the bench, and has scored 13 times, seven of which have come this season.
“It might stop all the speculation, for a little bit anyway,” Ipswich manager Paul Jewell told BBC Radio Suffolk.
“A lot is expected of Connor Wickham every time he goes on the pitch but what people have to remember is he’s only 18.
“Sometimes I have to remember he’s only 18.
“He’s only been in the game two minutes and an awful lot has been said about him and he deals with it really well.
“Hopefully we can develop him as a player and help him become a Premier League player, hopefully with us.”