If the Ipswichs XI kept their best players, the 20m striker and England trio would be able to keep them

If the Ipswichs XI kept their best players, the 20m striker and England trio would be able to keep t ...

If the Tractor Boys kept their top players, Ipswich Town would have nurtured a large number of players who are currently playing in the Premier League. HITC Sport has put together an XI.

Asmir Begovic Everton is a professional soccer player.

In 2009, the Bosnian spent a month on loan at the Portsmouth Tractor Boys' Portman Road club, and the Toffees stopper made six appearances for the Tractor Boys.

Begovic never lost a game during his time as an Ipswich player, winning one and drawing five more games.

Everton's number two goalkeeper, with him as the backup option to Jordan Pickford, is now at 35 years old.

Matt Clarke Brighton & Hove Albion

Clarke left the Tractor Boys after spending a season on loan at Portsmouth and joined the Fratton Park side on a permanent deal.

Brighton has signed the centre-back after three seasons with Pompey.

The 25-year-old is yet to make his debut for the Seagulls, having spent the previous three seasons on loan at Derby County and most recently West Bromwich Albion.

Brighton, Adam Webster

Webster spent two seasons at Portman Road before Bristol City signed the talented centre-back.

Brighton paid a club-record 20 million to sign Webster from the Robins, who has since established himself as a keystay in Graham Potters Seagulls side.

The 27-year-old, who will be looking for a late comeback before Gareth Southgate names his World Cup squad, made 53 appearances for Ipswich.

Tyrone Mings Aston Villa

Following his arrival from Chippenham, the Aston Villas club captain spent two-and-a-half years as an Ipswich Town player.

Mings made 63 appearances at Portman Road before Eddie Howes Bournemouth paid 8 million to sign the then-22-year-old in 2015.

Mings joined Aston Villa on a permanent basis after assisting the club to reclaim their Premier League status during a loan spell.

The 29-year-old, who has won 17 caps for England, will be hoping to remain a key component of Steven Gerrards' plans at Villa Park.

Wes Burns Ipswich Town

It would be unfair to leave the Wales international out of the Ipswich team after scoring 12 goals and providing seven assists last season.

Burns will be hoping to extend his playing career in the first season under former Manchester United first team coach Kieran McKenna.

The 27-year-old is hoping to take part in Robert Pages' World Cup team after making his Wales debut last month.

Aaron Cresswell is playing for West Ham United.

Following his transfer from Tranmere Rovers, Cresswell spent three seasons at Portman Road before West Ham made a decision.

In his last season with the Tractor Boys, the gifted dead-ball specialist scored two goals and provided 14 assists.

Cresswells' ability to provide and contribute from set pieces, as well as his ability to deliver from wide areas, have seen him become a vital part of David Moyes' side.

The three-time England international scored seven goals and provided 25 assists in 138 games for Ipswich.

West Ham's Flynn Downes

Following his move from Swansea City, Downes has joined Cresswell at the London Stadium this summer.

The 23-year-old only joined the Welsh side from Ipswich last summer, but his performances have caught the eye of Moyes and Downes has been brought in following the retirement of Irons legend Mark Noble.

Downes played 99 times for Ipswich before settling for the Liberty Stadium.

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles

The Arsenal academy graduate spent the 2015-16 season on loan at Portman Road, this was his first loan move away from the Gunners.

The versatile England international, who plays at full-back or in midfield, made 32 appearances for Suffolk's side.

Rangers' Tom Lawrence

Lawrence joined Leicester on a season-long loan in August 2016, and the former Manchester United academy graduate flourished under Mick McCarthy.

During his time with Ipswich, the Welshman, who has moved to Rangers this summer, scored 11 goals and provided 11 assists.

Newcastle United's Chris Wood is a former player.

He may have failed to find the back of the net during an eight-game loan spell from Leicester City in 2015, but he has demonstrated himself to be a top-class striker in the Premier League.

Burnley spent the money to sign the powerful striker after scoring 44 goals in 88 matches for Leeds United.

Newcastle triggered Woods' 25 million release clause, allowing him to become the PIFs' second Magpies signing.

Newcastle's Ryan Fraser

Fraser joined the Tractor Boys on loan for the 2015-16 season in the same summer that Mings joined the Cherries.

The Scotland international, who has been reunited with Howe after the former Bournemouth manager was sacked following Steve Bruces's dismissal, scored six goals and provided six assists from 21 games for Ipswich.

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