Omari Hutchinson says his spell at Ipswich Town was 'the perfect loan move.'

The 20-year-old scored 11 goals and laid on five assists in 50 games for the Blues last season, on loan from Premier League giants Chelsea.

And the electrifying young talent said his time in Suffolk could not have been better. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Omari Hutchinson scored 11 goals in 50 games for TownOmari Hutchinson scored 11 goals in 50 games for Town (Image: Pagepix)
Hutchinson told the Chelsea website: "It was a great season and a great year.  From the minute I stepped into the building, all the boys were on it.

"They gave me a lot of confidence when I was training that I would take into my matches.

"We showed relentlessness and ruthlessness, we stayed composed and we got to the Premier League.

"The culture was about being humble, being willing to work for the team and the badge because it’s a community club.

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"All the fans love the club and you have to represent the badge really well and show humility.

"I’d probably say it was the perfect loan move – you couldn’t really get much better, could you? Getting promotion was the ideal thing.

"My intentions were to go into the team, get as many minutes and as much experience as possible from my team-mates and the manager – and that ended up being the case.

"I just wanted to help out the team as much as possible."

East Anglian Daily Times: Hutchinson was named the Championship's player of the month in FebruaryHutchinson was named the Championship's player of the month in February (Image: EFL)
Hutchinson says he learned a lot from being around Town's senior players in the first team environment - something he's not tasted much of at Chelsea.

"It was a big step up from Under-21s football," he explained. 

"It was my first time living by myself which was different. I’m good within my personal space though and my family are very supportive. I always saw them at every game.

"In men's football, you have fans that are on your back when you’re not performing and you have the fans behind you when you’re winning.

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"You’re on TV and there are loads of people watching. There is a big difference, but being in that winning environment is just so good for a young player to see and get that winning feeling.

‘I gained a lot of experience at Chelsea, but it’s not the same when you are in a first-team dressing room week in, week out.

"You’re watching what they are doing, taking part in extras and they are grown men. They have to look after themselves, how they eat, going in the saunas – those little details really helped me a lot.

"Even just speaking to the older players and learning about their experiences from other clubs and what they had to go through and all the sacrifices they made was really important for me."

East Anglian Daily Times: Hutchinson has ben linked with a £20m plus summer move to several clubs, including TownHutchinson has ben linked with a £20m plus summer move to several clubs, including Town (Image: Ross Halls)
Chelsea have reportedly triggered a clause in Hutchinson's contract which means he'll be at Stamford Bridge until 2026.

But he looks set to be a wanted man this summer, with Town among a number of sides apparently trying to sign him for £20m plus.

VfB Stuttgart, Ajax and Feyenoord are also said to be interested in the young star.