Player of Indian origin Michael Chopra has been signed for a fee of 1,5 Million Pounds by English Championship side Ipswich Town from league rivals Cardiff City FC. Chopra has penned a three year contract with Ipswich Town.
Speaking to the Ipswich Town club website Chopra said, "I enjoyed my time at Cardiff but this is a new start for me at Ipswich and I'm looking forward to it."
"I spoke to the manager and was impressed with his plans for the club. I know some of the players here as well and from talking to them, it was clear there is real ambition at Ipswich. I can't wait to get going and the target is to help the club reach the Premier League."
Chopra leaves Cardiff after a two year second stint at the Welsh club and without gaining promotion to the Premier League, the ultimate aim of Cardiff City. It looks likely that Cardiff will have to spend less and reduce their wage bill. Chopra joins another club in the second tier of English football who have Premier League ambitions and he would hope would use him more as a first eleven player.
Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell said about the signing, "Michael is a top quality striker with a proven track record when it comes to scoring goals. He is just the type of player we are looking for to help take this Club forward."