NEWPORT'S Lee Evans has signed for Ipswich on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old Wales midfielder has agreed a three-year deal at Portman Road and becomes the club’s second new arrival of the summer after Wes Burns.

He will officially join Town on July 1 when his current contract expires at Wigan, where he played under current Ipswich boss Paul Cook.

“This is a huge football club and it’s a massive honour to be here. It’s been a great day for me, signing for a club like this and I’m already looking forward to pre-season,” said Evans.

“I’ve had a few chats with the manager and he expressed his desire to bring me in. It’s an exciting move for me and having seen the club today, with the facilities, I can’t wait to get going.

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“I’ve played for the manager before and he has shown a lot of faith in me in bringing me here in a season when there is only one aim and that is to get promoted. That’s a big compliment to me and I can’t thank him enough.

“Hopefully I will be part of a successful team because that’s what everyone associated with Ipswich wants.”

Evans came through the County academy before leaving for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2013.

He made his debut against Panama in November 2017, the first of four caps.