Ipswich sign £20m Chelsea winger Hutchinson

Omari Hutchinson looks on

Ipswich have signed Chelsea forward Omari Hutchinson in a club record deal.

The 20-year-old has signed a five-year-deal with the Premier League new boys, with the fee believed to be worth an initial £20m - with a further £2.5m potentially due subject to performance-related add-ons.

Hutchinson was the club's primary transfer target after his exceptional performances on loan in the Championship last season, contributing 10 goals and six assists.

Kieran McKenna's Tractor Boys, who were fresh from coming up from League One, secured a unlikely automatic promotion place by finishing second.

"We’re so pleased to bring Omari back on a permanent basis," McKenna told the club's website.

"We think Omari is a fantastic player and person to have at the club for the long-term future. He has a hunger to improve and show that he can compete and thrive in the Premier League."

The deal will help Chelsea further balance their books to comply with Premier League profit and sustainability rules.

The Jamaica international, who represented England until under-19 level, played twice for Chelsea after joining from Arsenal in 2022.