Portsmouth have completed a deal to sign Jayden Reid, the club’s official website has confirmed.
The 20-year-old was a free agent after leaving Birmingham City at the end of of last season, meaning that he was free to move to Fratton Park on a free transfer this summer.
After impressing during a trial period at the club Reid has been handed a one-year contract with the option of a further year.
Speaking to Portsmouth’s official website about the deal Danny Cowley said: “Jayden is an exciting young player with a lot of potential. He’s a good dribbler and has pace, athleticism and energy.
“Also, which is important for us, he has a love for the game and it’s been enjoyable working work with him over the past week or so.
“There’s a lot to work with, but also a lot to work on. The main thing for us is that we can see has the attitude of wanting to learn and develop.
“The young players have an infectious enthusiasm and they drive up the standards in training every single day.
“We want that balance of youth and experience to create an environment where everyone’s improving all the time.”
As you’d expect, the deal to sign Jayden Reid has gone down particularly well with the club’s supporters. Here’s what a selection of supporters have to say.
good blues player who has ambitions, great signing for Portsmouth just unlucky we didn’t keep him
— Mckenzie Stanley (@MkStanerz) July 20, 2021
One for the future good to see us building like that something kenny would have never done
— Tom Clark (@Clarkeyboy12345) July 20, 2021
hope he plays well,good to see such talent at a young age
— Gylfi Sigurdsson➐ (@Gylfisigurdson7) July 20, 2021
Good signing tbf, hope he plays well
— 𝐽𝐽⚡️ (@_BCFCJJ) July 20, 2021
Awesome news! Looked a real talent with a good work rate!
— Sean Hamilton (@orthoblue) July 20, 2021
Get in lads. Can we have another?
— Jay (@jayleggett1) July 20, 2021
— RMi (@RMi14123362) July 20, 2021
what a guy🤩💫
— stan. (@elitestanleyyy) July 20, 2021
OH MY DAYYSSSSSSSS
— Tom (@__TomWatson) July 20, 2021