Portsmouth have seen a bit of a mass exodus occur in recent days – and it could be set to extend to the contracted players as well as the ones whose deals are set to expire soon.
Jack Whatmough, Ben Close and Ryan Williams have all exited Fratton Park to head to League One rivals Wigan, Doncaster and Oxford respectively, with Tom Naylor set to follow Whatmough to the DW Stadium.
Pompey could clearly not match what was on offer elsewhere to the foursome, with Danny Cowley now having to look elsewhere to replace them.
The outgoings may not be done there though as striker Ellis Harrison is attracting interest from both Fleetwood Town and Oxford United, according to BBC’s Andrew Moon.
The 27-year-old is yet to play under Cowley, having injured his knee weeks before the new head coach arrived at Pompey, and he may never get the chance to impress if the interest from the Cod Army and the U’s is legitimate.
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There is thought to be major interest in Preston North End striker Jayden Stockley at Portsmouth, having scored eight times in 22 outings for Charlton on loan in League One in the 2020-21 campaign, and a successful move for him would only push Harrison down the pecking order.
Having only scored four goals in 25 appearances last season, Harrison would generally be seen as not too great of a loss and the reaction has matched that.
— Andrew Moon (@mrandrewmoon) June 10, 2021
Would be a hell of a result to get him off the wage bill.
— Dave Knight (@DaveKnight1981) June 10, 2021
Yes please, get his wages off the books and maybe even a small fee if we’re lucky. Free up money for new striker or two, win win
— Niall Judge (@Niall_Judge26) June 10, 2021
Finally some good news!
— Brandon Howsego (@BHowsego) June 10, 2021
I live in Dorset but will happily drive down now and take him to either destination!! 😂👍
— Greg Adam (@GregAdampfc) June 10, 2021
Best transfer news we’ve heard this window
— Barney (@barneyhw11) June 10, 2021
More than happy for him to go, creates a new opportunity.
— Andrew Popham (@AndrewPopham) June 10, 2021
Sell him – triple quick – I’ll drive him to wherever
— steve Mclenaghan (@MclenaghanSteve) June 10, 2021
Please I beg
— Michael 🏴 (@pfcmichael) June 10, 2021