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Oxford United transfer stance on Portsmouth player becomes clearer

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It has been suggested that Oxford United could revive their interest in a move for Portsmouth striker Ellis Harrison this summer, as per a recent report by Hampshire Live.

Both the U’S and Fleetwood Town were previously said to hold an interest in signing the 27-year-old frontman and it now appears that the former could well return with an enquiry for the player.

This update comes after Oxford sold centre back Rob Atkinson to Bristol City for a substantial fee, meaning that the Sky Bet League One side have seen their coffers boosted as a result as they eye further summer additions of their own.

Harrison largely struggled for consistency at Fratton Park last season and only scored six goals in 30 games across all competitions.

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The striker’s current contract is set to expire next summer and Pompey could well be open to selling the player for the right price this summer as they look to get their financials in order after being largely affected by the pandemic.

The Verdict 

From a Portsmouth point of view, receiving any sort of fee for Harrison this summer would be a welcome bonus as it appears unlikely that they will offer him a new contract after the campaign that he has just had.

He has so far failed to convince under Danny Cowley and wasn’t exactly a regular in the starting line up under Kenny Jackett previously.

Wherever he plays his football over the next 12 months, his performances will be pivotal to deciding whether he is destined to remain at League One level or face dropping down the leagues.

Overall he quite simply hasn’t lived up to the club’s extremely high expectations since his move from Bristol Rovers back in 2019 and as a result of this, his days in a Portsmouth shirt could well be numbered.


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