At the age of 17, the now Huddersfield Town striker impressed coaches at Portman Road during a trial period with the club.
However, despite being offered an extended stint to earn himself a permanent contract, the Bermudan was unable to get over the homesickness that he felt while in Suffolk.
"I was especially pleased to score after being on trial here," the 24-year-old is quoted as saying by the East Anglian Daily Times. "Ipswich asked me to stay a bit longer and think about it but I just didn't want to make such a big change.
"Ipswich thought highly of me but I wasn't in the right frame of mind. They wanted me to stay but I just wanted to go back to Bermuda.
"As soon as I landed on the flight home I realised I had done the wrong thing because Ipswich is a fabulous club with great facilities, stadium and fans. I'm just glad I was able to get back at this level."
Wells scored both of Huddersfield's goals in their 2-2 draw with the Tractor Boys at the weekend.