Portsmouth position over move for exciting defender….

Portsmouth position over move for exciting defender linked with Celtic, Norwich City, Derby County and Coventry City becomes clear

Portsmouth position over move for exciting defender linked with Celtic, Norwich City, Derby County and Coventry City becomes clear

Pompey are worried about being outbid by Peterborough for Harrison Burrows.

The News has learned that manager John Mousinho thinks highly of the left-back, who is drawing a lot of interest.

However, the Blues believe the 22-year-old will go beyond their grasp due to the Posh’s value of him.

Given that their highly-touted captain has a 12-month contract option,

Peterborough may be able to cash in on him this summer.

This implies that, given their play-off loss the previous season,

this window will be their last opportunity to earn a fee for their academy graduate.

Given the amount of interest in Burrows and Peterborough’s track record of maximizing profits on asset sales,

the cost to land Burrows will probably exceed what Pompey

The player who scored both goals at Wembley in April to lead his team to an

EFL Trophy triumph over Wycombe was offered £5 million in 2022, but Chairman Darragh MacAnthony declined the offer.

 

Burrows, who is quickly becoming one of the bright new things in the EFL,

has also been connected to a number of teams, including Celtic, Coventry, Derby, and Norwich.

Portsmouth position over move for exciting defender linked with Celtic, Norwich City, Derby County and Coventry City becomes clear
Portsmouth position over move for exciting defender linked with Celtic, Norwich City, Derby County and Coventry City becomes clear

In the event that Peterborough decides to sell their player,

the number of teams bidding for his services could also increase.

Last month, Mousinho gave an explanation of how he will collaborate with the recruiting

department and athletic director Rich Hughes on summer transfer business.

This will cause him to talk about names with Hughes,

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who will be knowledgeable about players’ market values and if Pompey can get them.

Connor Ogilvie, a defender with the Blues, is getting close to signing a new contract

that will make him the player with the longest tenure at PO4.

The goal would then be to recruit a second player who can accelerate the left-flank,

giving Pompey a respectable combination of skills to complement Ogilvie’s defensive strength.

As Matt Ritchie’s stint with Newcastle United draws to an end,

the Blues have also been linked to bringing the left-sided operator back to Fratton Park this summer.

Given Pompey’s declared intention to hire up-and-coming talent, a move for the 34-year-old.

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