According to TWTD and the East Anglian Daily Times, Preston playmaker Josh Harrop is closing in on a loan move to Ipswich Town.

It’s suggested that Harrop is heading down to Suffolk today in order to complete a move until the end of the season.

Hull City allegedly showed an interest in signing Harrop too, but Ipswich have won the race after Paul Lambert made it clear that he would be played as a number 10 at Portman Road.

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The deal could well go through today after Preston decided to let Harrop go until the summer, with game time certainly needed for the 25-year-old.

Harrop has only appeared twice since the end of October; a poor substitute appearance against Wycombe Wanderers in December and then a brief showing at Derby County on Boxing Day.

Harrop, signed for £650,000 from Manchester United in 2017, wasn’t even in the squad against Bristol City on Saturday, again pointing to his potential exit.

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Preston loaned Josh Earl to Ipswich last January, and will now seeming trust the Tractor Boys to help Harrop find some sharpness.

It’s been a frustrating season for Harrop, and despite a new three-year deal over the summer, this could be the last chance saloon for him.

If he can’t show his class in League One, then few would really blame North End for looking to move him on permanently, as you just can’t wait forever for him to fulfil his potential at Deepdale.

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