Omar Bogle, the Cardiff City striker who bagged four goals in 13 matches on loan with Portsmouth this season, has opened the door for a Fratton Park return in the summer.
The former Grimsby man is deemed surplus to requirements at Cardiff, enjoying a loan spell with Birmingham in the Championship before dropping into League One to help out on Pompey’s doomed promotion bid.
He’s now returned to his parent club, but has spoken to Portsmouth.co.uk revealing that he’d be open to a permanent move to the south coast.
“I know now I’m going back to Cardiff and a lot of supporters are keen for me to come back,” the 28-year-old said.
“My agent has spoken to the owners a bit and they want me to go back. Ultimately, it’s down to the manager. I’m not too sure what his thinking is at the moment. My mind is just on getting fit and seeing what happens.
“To go up next season is Portsmouth’s main aim. It’s always good to get promoted and it’s something I’d definitely look at. Having a chance to work with the gaffer again is a big thing for me.”
He admitted his first thought when joining on a temporary basis was to secure a permanent deal with Kenny Jackett’s side.
“When I first came to Portsmouth, that’s what the plan was (a permanent move) but it hindered on the team getting promoted for reasons such as transfer fees.”
Bogle is thought to have cost Cardiff £1m when leaving Wigan in August 2017, but he’s appeared just 12 times for them, scoring three.
Bogle isn’t the sort of player Portsmouth should be looking at. He’s commanded a big fee in the past but hasn’t lived up to his billing and he’s not performed to any significant level outside the basement division.
His spell at Wigan was short, just three goals in a handful of appearance and the same happened at Cardiff and during his two loan spells. For the money he might cost, Portsmouth could do much better.