Massimo Luongo, a Blues midfielder, has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2025, with the possibility of extending his stay for another season.
The 31-year-old, who just announced his international retirement, returned to the club in January last year after a trial, having previously spent time on loan at Portman Road early in the 2012/13 season.
The former Australian international soon established himself as a major player of the team that gained promotion from League One, signing a new one-year contract in the summer.
Luongo has maintained his outstanding form this season and has been rewarded with another new contract.
“Playing for Ipswich Town, under this manager, fits me perfectly and I’ve got some great relationships both on and off the pitch that I’m excited to keep going with.”I enjoy everything about being here, and I want to stay because it’s a cheerful place with a culture that permeates every aspect of the club.
“I’m pleased to have got this done so now it’s a case of getting my head down and getting on with the rest of the season, doing my best to help the team.”
In his two stints with the club, Sydney-born Luongo has made 43 starts and 11 substitute appearances, scoring five goals.