Ipswich chairman David Sheepshanks has slammed goalkeeper Richard Wright for deciding against rejoining Town to head to West Ham United.
The 29-year-old is likely to be back-up to Robert Green at Upton Park, having shunned the chance to head home to Portman Road, where he started his career, following his release by Everton.
Sheepshanks told the Evening Star: "We are disappointed Richard chose not to join us, but recognise that extra money for sitting on the bench at Upton Park must be more appealing than the opportunity to feature regularly for your home town team.
"There has been a consideration to bring in a senior goalkeeper, but we are very fortunate to have two of the brightest young keepers in the country on our staff already."
Meanwhile, the Town supremo has also confirmed that his club are still in talks with Blackburn Rovers about striker Francis Jeffers.
He added: "We are determined to get a deal done and supporters should know that we are still trying.
"We are still in discussions with Blackburn Rovers as we want to buy Francis Jeffers, but negotiations are proving to be protracted."