Young Fulham midfielder Tayo Edun is poised to join Championship side Ipswich Town on loan.

The England youth international has undergone a medical in East Anglia this evening and the completion of the deal could be announced as early as tomorrow. Edun, who played four times for Fulham’s first team last term, had been training with the club’s under-23 squad during pre-season as the Whites sought an appropriate club where he might be able to continue his development, with his first team opportunities at Craven Cottage limited by Fulham’s summer spending. He went on trial at MLS outfit Portland Timbers in June, but a Championship opportunity is believed to be more to the taste of both Fulham and Edun.

The versatile 20 year-old made his senior debut for the Cottagers in League Cup win at Leyton Orient in August 2016 and stepped up impressively in central midfield on his first league start in the 1-1 draw against Derby County last October. He can operate at left back, but has been used most extensively as a holding midfielder of late – having made that position his own during some storming displays for the England Under 19s as they won the European Championship in 2017.

Edun would be at Portman Road under the guidance of the new Ipswich manager Paul Hurst, who previously aided the development of former Fulham right back Jack Grimmer and striker Stevie Humphrys when he was in charge at Shrewsbury.