Portsmouth have announced that they have completed a deal to sign left-back Liam Vincent from Bromley for an undisclosed fee.
Vincent caught the eye with some strong performances for the National League club, and has signed a three-year deal with Danny Cowley’s side this summer.
Speaking in an interview with the club’s official website, Cowley revealed that there was interest from both Premier League and Championship clubs for Vincent’s services, but believed that Portsmouth was the ideal move for him.
“While there was lots of interest from a number of Premier League and Championship clubs, he believed Pompey to be the right club for his continued development. Having played senior football already, he wanted to go into a first team environment.”
“He has work to do on the defensive aspect of his game and we look forward to working with him on the training ground to develop this area of his performance.”
Pompey will be hoping they can win promotion back into the Championship this term, after missing out on a top-six finish under the management of Kenny Jackett in the 2020/21 campaign.
Plenty of Portsmouth supporters took to social media to react to the news of Vincent’s arrival at Fratton Park ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
People will say non league but it’s a good signing, at worst he’s a backup at best he becomes a starter down the line
— 🇬🇧🐮Championship 22/23 (@BlueArmyAlex) June 2, 2021
Welcome to the biggest club on the south coast mate 👍
— Luis (@luis__pfc) June 2, 2021
Welcome @Liamvincent16 good luck in your development and look forward to seeing you in a Pompey shirt 💙⚽🤍
— Mark Roser (@MarkRoser9) June 2, 2021
come on lad! welcome to the blues !🔵
— stan. (@elitestanleyyy) June 2, 2021
You love to see it
— Kieran Read (@Zapbw91) June 2, 2021
I’m liking this 💥💥
— Lilliiiii (@ELilliLDWorman) June 2, 2021
Welcome to the Blues🔵
— Sidney Wise🏴 (@SidneyWise10) June 2, 2021
One for the future right here. Welcome liam 💙
— Alfredo20 🏴🐮 (@UpTheMoos) June 2, 2021
Fantastic sighing, we need more youth development and he definitely looks promising 🙌🔵 https://t.co/Wu15SECk98
— James🏴🐮 (@Jamesr02_) June 2, 2021
One for the future. UP THE BLUES🔵 https://t.co/Ih8QGqR70i
— Blake (ITS COMING HOME🏴) (@blakepfc) June 2, 2021