Date: 28th June 2011 at 12:19pm
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Ipswich Town and Swansea City have settled their dispute over Tamas Priskin’s loan deal with the Swans last season after all debts were paid in full.

Blues Chief Executive Simon Clegg revealed over the weekend that Ipswich had yet to receive a number of outstanding payments from Swansea for Priskin, who made four appearances on loan with the Premier League newcomers. Town were understood to be owed up to £300,000 from the deal, including a total of £160,000 which the Blues were entitled to after the Swans sealed promotion through the playoffs.

Clegg’s comments had suggested that Swansea had been holding out on the payments on the basis that Priskin, whose loan spell was cut short by injury, was no longer at the Liberty Stadium during the Welsh club’s playoff campaign. Town had consequently pushed the Premier League to place City under a transfer embargo, but Swans chairman Huw Jenkins, who had claimed last week that his club were unaware of the dispute, told reporters in South Wales yesterday that the matter had been resolved.

Ipswich have now officially confirmed those reports with a club statement revealing that Swansea have paid their oustanding debts in full plus interest.

‘I am pleased that Swansea have agreed to settle this dispute by honouring the agreement in full, that was reached back in March, and we can now all move on to more important issues,’ Clegg told the Ipswich Town Official Website. ‘I wish Swansea well in their first season in the Premier League and thank their chairman, Huw Jenkins, for his co-operation in this matter.’

Town will be pleased to have resolved this dispute, though the jury is still out over whether Priskin has a future at Ipswich. The 24-year-old has only one year remaining on his current deal, and following the signings of Michael Chopra and Nathan Ellington, manager Paul Jewell could be tempted to sell now in order to gain some sort of return on the £1.7 million fee paid to Watford for the striker by previous boss Roy Keane in August 2009.

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