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17-Year-Old Ipswich Sensation Elkan Baggott Has More Followers Than Club And Teammates Combined

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17-Year-Old Ipswich Sensation Elkan Baggott Has More Followers Than Club And Teammates Combined

Ipswich Town starlet Elkan Baggott already has a bigger social media presence than his club - despite being 17-years-old.

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The defender made his debut in the EFL Trophy against Gillingham on Tuesday night and helped secure a 2-0 win.

While youngsters debuting in the EFL Trophy are usually unknown quantities, Baggott already boasts 59,300 followers on Instagram.

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That is more than the 'Tractor Boys' usual first eleven in League One combined and it means he is technically the club's most popular player.

Baggott was born in Bangkok, Thailand and has an Indonesian mother with fans in Asia flocking to keep an eye on his progress overseas.

Likes on his posts begun to skyrocket and compilations on YouTube have hundreds of thousands of views.

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When it comes to his international future, Baggott has already hinted it could be with Indonesia.

He moved to England in 2011 but still feels a strong connection to Indonesia and represented the country at Under-19 level.

An interview with PSSI TV already has over 1 million views in less than two months and Baggott seems eager to represent 'Merah Putih.'

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Baggott impressed teammate Jack Lankester with his performance in the week.

"He's very good, very solid, big, strong and on the ball he's really good," the forward told East Anglian Daily Times.

"Left-footed, I don't think he really gave the ball away and when you know he hasn't really done much, you know the defenders have done well.

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"He's confident handling the ball, he's just as good as us, we trust him the same. He gets the ball and keeps it for us.

"At the end of the day it's a first-team game for all of us, they're making their debuts, that's what they try and do and it's a chance for them to show the gaffer and the first-team staff what they can do."

Featured Image Credit: Elkan Baggott/Instagram

Topics: Football News, Football, League One, Pub Talk

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