With five appearances to his name this campaign, Ipswich Town have moved fast to tie down promising midfielder Idris El Mozouni.
The 21-year-old former LFE apprentice has put pen to paper on a new two-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him at Portman Road until the summer of 2024, with an option of a further year in Town’s favour.
Idris, who signed his first professional contract in 2019 after making the move from France as a schoolboy, has made a total of 18 appearances for the Blues, and enjoyed loan spells at Cambridge United, twice, and Grimsby Town.
During his apprenticeship, Idris worked extremely hard to complete his BTEC qualification, showing dedication when juggling education and training commitments, as well as adapting to life in England.
After signing his new long-term contract, he told the club website: “I’m delighted to have signed a new contract. I want to thank my family, my agent and the Club for supporting me and trusting me on this journey. I enjoyed calling my family to tell them it had all been sorted – my dad, mum, sister and brother are all very happy.
“This club means a lot to me because I’ve been here since the age of 16 and I know how big this club is and how far everyone here wants to go. This is a project that I want to be involved in.
“This year I feel like I am developing well and I’m enjoying being part of the first-team. I need to continue working hard but this season has started well and I want to kick on.
“On a personal note I want to play as many games as possible, and with the Club I want to help us achieve success this season.”