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2 potential Portsmouth transfer scenarios we could see play out in the summer

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With just over a third of the League One season left to play for Portsmouth, the club will no doubt have one eye on the summer transfer window regarding incomings and outgoings.

Pompey continue to fight for promotion to the Championship, though, and at this stage, that remains the main goal for the south coast club.

However, it is now the time of the year where planning for the immediate future takes place, which often involves looking for potential targets, and discussing which players to let go of.

However, that could all depend on the division which Portsmouth find themselves in at the start of next season.

Here, we look at two potential transfer scenarios we could see play out in the summer at Fratton Park…

Brett Pitman leaving

It looks likely that the 32-year-old will be leaving the club this summer after his lack of playing time this term.

In total, the forward has made fifteen appearances for the club this season in all competitions, with eleven of them coming in League One.

However, just four of those league appearances have been starts, and his last game was against MK Dons at the end of December.

It was revealed last month by BBC Solent’s Andrew Moon that Jackett had frozen Pitman out of the first-team picture until further notice, and sent him to train with AFC Bournemouth’s under-23’s. That fuelled speculation of a falling out behind the scenes with the manager.

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Despite that, in an odd turn of events, Jackett went back on his word and put Pitman on the bench for Pompey’s recent home game against MK Dons, suggesting that there is a possibility he could still feature between now and the end of the season.

Regardless, with three strikers ahead of him in the team and age not being on his side, Pitman’s times at the club could be numbered. His contract also expires at the end of the season.

A hunt for another centre-back

This was one thing Pompey fans were crying out for in the recent January transfer window, but to no avail.

Question marks were raised about Sean Raggett and Christian Burgess during the first half of the campaign by supporters, but the pair have gone on to form a successful partnership at the back since then.

However, Raggett’s loan spell at the club is up at the end of the season, and it is still up for debate whether Paul Downing will remain at Pompey beyond the end of the season.

All of those things mean that it is likely that the club will make it their number one priority in the next transfer window to sign a ball-playing centre-back.


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