Ipswich Town have won the race to sign Jimmy Bullard beating off interested from some Premier League clubs.
The midfielder was released by Hull City last week and following an impressive loan spell at Ipswich in the second half of the 2010/2011 campaign, they have now decided to award him with a 2 year contract.
The Trotter’s manager Paul Jewell has worked with Bullard when they were both at Wigan, and has announced he is delighted to sign the 32-year old.
“We had been chipping away at Jimmy and Hull all summer to try and sort something out but Hull were adamant that we wouldn’t be going out on loan again unless someone paid his wages,” he said,
“He had a few clubs to talk to but Jimmy made it clear that if we could sort out a deal then coming here would be his preference.”
“It’s a great feeling to know that even though he had the opportunity to go to a Premier League team he still wanted the opportunity to come here.”
“Hopefully he can do what he did for us last year and beyond.”