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Danny Cowley makes Michael Jacobs transfer claim amid interest in Portsmouth man

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Portsmouth head coach Danny Cowley has admitted that he is hoping that Michael Jacobs will stay at the club during the current transfer window.

A report by BBC journalist Andrew Moon yesterday suggested that Doncaster Rovers are interested in sealing a move for the winger.

Jacobs’ current deal at Portsmouth is set to expire in the summer and he has yet to agree fresh terms with the club.

The 30-year-old has featured predominantly as a substitute by Pompey this season due to the presence of Ronan Curtis and Marcus Harness.

Jacobs made a rare start for Pompey yesterday in their EFL Trophy clash with Cambridge United.

Whilst the winger managed to net his second goal of the 2021/22 campaign in this fixture, he was unable to prevent his side from suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the U’s who booked their place in the quarter-final of the competition.

Following this clash, Cowley revealed that he is hoping to keep Jacobs at Fratton Park for the remainder of the season.

Speaking to Hampshire Live about the winger, the Portsmouth boss said: “We don’t want to lose Michael and he obviously played today [Tuesday], which is good for him.”

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Cowley later added: “We would like [to keep him].

“You don’t always get what you like but certainly, that is what we would like.”

The Verdict

With Doncaster seemingly looking to bolster their squad by securing the services of Jacobs, it will be intriguing to see whether Cowley is able to convince the winger to stay at Fratton Park.

Whilst Pompey could potentially secure a modest fee for the former Northampton Town man in the current transfer window, they may find it more beneficial to keep him at the club as he knows exactly what it takes to thrive at this level.

During his career to date, Jacobs has provided an impressive total of 59 direct goal contributions in 137 appearances in League One.

Providing that the winger is able to maintain his fitness in the coming months, there is no reason why he cannot go on to play an influential role in the club’s push for a play-off place.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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