David Norris believes now could be a good time for Portsmouth to sell Ronan Curtis and use the money they get for him to reinvest in the squad, he told Football League World exclusively in an interview.
Another season in Sky Bet League One beckons for Pompey after they missed out on the play-off spots and it looks as though a few changes could hit the squad.
Indeed, Andy Cannon has already moved on whilst Craig MacGillivray looks exit bound as well and the same can be said of attacker Ronan Curtis.
He’s been linked with a move to the Championship pretty strongly in recent weeks and, for Norris, now could be a good time for him to move on as the money raised may help Pompey strengthen the squad on a wider basis.
“The player’s probably eventually going to want to move on and probably earn more money and play as high as he can,” Norris told Football League World exclusively.
“And then, at the same time, he’s not walking away on a free so the club can bring in some decent money.
“Obviously, they’re going to have to make some big changes at the club so it might suit everyone all around, you know; lose that one player, but to be able to bring in five and the player gets to move on and often you get to reinvest in your squad the way you want.
“So I expect that to happen.”
There does seem a general feeling that Curtis could be moving on this summer and ultimately time will have to tell as to where he ends up.
If Portsmouth do get a good fee for him that could really boost their club as it is clear that they’re looking to potentially let some of their higher earners go, particularly if you consider MacGillivray’s situation right now as well.