Everton youngster Callum Connolly has admitted that he could seal a permanent move to Ipswich Town this summer.

The promising defender was sent out on loan by the Toffees in a bid to land him more first-team experience. The 20-year-old appears to be enjoying his temporary stint with the Championship side and is tempted to secure a permanent move to join the Tractor Boys.

Connolly spoke to The Green’Un 24 about the prospects of staying put at Portman Road and admitted that he’s had little contact with Everton since venturing out on loan.

I’ve had contact with Everton, but not as much as I expected. I think they’ve just let me get on with my football. There hasn’t been as much support as I’ve wanted to be honest, but obviously it’s a man’s game and I’m learning the game on my own.

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The youngster spoke of how he feels there has been something of a lack of support from the Toffees, as he continues to keep his head down and compete under Mick McCarthy with the Championship outfit.

Connolly appears to be unsure over what the future holds but he has delivered assurances to Ipswich and their fans that he is enjoying his football with the club.

It’s not easy coming away from home. It’s five hours from mine in the car. I haven’t been home much, but it’s all character building.

I needed this in my career. I needed to come away from home, come out of my comfort zone. It’s been tough at times, I admit that, but I am enjoying my football.