Four-time Grammy winner Ed Sheeran will be Ipswich's shirt sponsor for the 2021/22 campaign.

The 30-year-old, who grew up in Suffolk, will be hoping that his boyhood club become the 'A Team' after agreeing a deal which will see his logo appear on the men's and women's first-team shirts next season.

The logo compromises of +, x and %, which are the titles of Sheeran's first three albums - as well as -, = and the word tour.

The global popstar, who has had four UK number one albums and also enjoyed acting roles in Hollywood films, hopes it can be a 'Perfect' collaboration with the League One club.

"The Football Club is a big part of the local community and this is my way of showing my support," Sheeran said on the club's official website.

"I have always enjoyed my trips to Portman Road and I'm looking forward to going back there as soon as supporters are allowed into stadiums again."

Sheeran, who says the meaning behind the logo on the shirt will be revealed soon, joins an short list of musical artists who have sponsored football teams, with Dublin band Fontaines DC linking up with Bohemians most recently.

Wet Wet Wet, Def Leppard, the Super Furry Animals and Goldie Lookin' Chain have also all adorned the front of club jerseys.

Ipswich are set for a third season in League One after a disappointing campaign, but were recently taken over by an American consortium.