Omar Bogle has refused to rule out a move to Portsmouth this summer, telling Portsmouth.co.uk that he would be open to a switch from Cardiff.
The burly striker is currently on loan at Fratton Park, having failed to make an impression with parent club Cardiff City. He’s scored for Pompey in their last two matches, bringing his total to four in eight outings, six of which have been starts.
The former Grimsby Town man had been on loan with Birmingham City, but struggled to make an impression in the Championship.
He’s seemingly surplus to requirements at Cardiff, having started just four matches for them. He did bag three goals in Bluebirds’ colours, but hasn’t featured since December 2017.
The 25-year-old had a loan spell in League One last season, scoring once for Peterborough in a nine-game spell. He’s now hoping to fire his current employers into the Championship and maybe secure a loan move too.
Would it be a wise acquisition on the part of Pompey? Our Football League experts discuss.
“Bogle has made an impressive start to life at Fratton Park, and there is no doubt that he has the ability to do it as this level.
“His record at Championship level however, is less convincing, and it could well come down to what division Pompey find themselves in next season, which could ironic if it is his goals that get them there.
“If they do, they may just be enough to convince Pompey to take a chance on him.”
“Bogle has proved himself to be a decent signing for Portsmouth and has scored a few goals since he arrived at the club.
“I doubt that he will be in Neil Warnock’s plans for next season at Cardiff, especially if the Bluebirds can achieve Premier League survival.
“He has experience at Championship level with Cardiff and Birmingham and could be a decent player for Pompey next season if they can achieve promotion to the second tier.”
“The 25-year-old has managed a goal every other game so far from Pompey.
“He’s only featured eight times but four goals is a solid return in that time.
“Give a pre-season with the club and a prolonged stint in the team I think Bogle could be a real asset to Kenny Jackett’s side.
“It is a deal definitely worth pursuing.”
“He’s not ready for the Championship but that might be down to confidence.
“He looks more confident at Portsmouth and whether they are in the second or third tier next season I think we’d see better from him at Fratton Park.”