Ipswich Town 'are keen to reunite' with former loan star Tom Lawrence, according to the Daily Mail.

The 30-year-old winger, who scored 11 goals for the Blues when borrowed from Leicester City in 2016/17, is now heading into the final year of his contract at Scottish club Rangers.

Today's report states that Turkish club Besiktas - managed by Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the man who brought Lawrence to Ibrox from Derby in 2022 - have made Lawrence a target, but that he is 'also attracting interest from his former club Ipswich Town'.

Lawrence has had an injury-plagued two seasons at Rangers, scoring just six goals in 23 starts and 18 sub appearances.

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Stu's verdict

As it stands, Town's striker support unit is made up of just four players - Wes Burns, Conor Chaplin, Nathan Broadhead and Marcus Harness - so reinforcements are required.

There's clearly fire in Lawrence's belly. Speaking in September, he said: "These are my peak years and my body feels good, it was just a freak injury that put me out for a year. My body is all good and I just want to get back to playing football. I know what I can do. Every time you step onto the pitch you have a point to prove and I don’t think that ever stops." 

Personally though, I don't think he is the answer - even as a modest fee, experienced squad player - as the Blues step up to the big time. Yes, he's capable of individual moments of magic, but those are countered by poor on-field discipline and a penchant for diving.

My understanding is this is another transfer report in which Ipswich's name is being used to try and generate interest/further negotiations.

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