Tom Lawrence urged to snub 'flattering' Ipswich interest as Rangers midfielder weighs up transfer options

Tom Lawrence will be "flattered" by Ipswich Town's interest but Sheffield United may be a better move for him, says Carlton Palmer.

Both English clubs are reported to be considering making offers for the Rangers midfielder while former Gers boss Giovanni Bronckhorst is also interested in taking him to Turkey after landing the Besiktas job. The 30-year-old had a spell at Ipswich previously and the Tractor Boys are now in the Premier League.

The Blades were in for him before he came to Ibrox and retain an interest, according to reports. And Palmer feels that could be the better option as for Lawrence as he would be more likely to start every week. He also reckons it would be a top signing for Chris Wilder.

The former England defender told Football League World: “Tom Lawrence has proven that he is a player who can operate at the top Championship level, and he would be a good signing for Sheffield United. He has picked up a few injuries in recent seasons, but he is durable, and he can play anywhere across the forward line. So, he would be a very, very good signing for Sheffield United if they can get it over the line.

“I suppose the fee is not going to be massive given Tom’s age. Obviously, he would be flattered that his name has been linked to Ipswich Town, but he will be conscious of the fact he is 30, and he will be wanting to play regular football.

“Will that be guaranteed at Ipswich Town? Maybe not and if he goes to Sheffield United under Chris Wilder, he will be guaranteed more game time.”