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Portsmouth ace gives verdict on Championship transfer speculation

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Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis has said ‘he’s happy to stay’ at the club, despite rumours linking with a move away from Fratton Park.

The 23-year-old has this week been touted with a move to Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers.

Tony Mowbray has recently been dealt a blow in the form of a long-term injury to star player Bradley Dack, and now Pompey’s Irish winger is on their radars.

Curtis, who’s in his second season at Fratton Park, has scored ten goals in 22 League One appearances so far this season.

He arrived in England from Irish club Derry City where he’d spent four season after graduating through their academy – he’s scored in the Europa League for Derry, and saw a move to Swedish side Östersunds FK break down before his move to Portsmouth in 2018.

But speaking to The News today about his future at the club, he’s outlined that he’s got no desire to leave just yet:

“I’m happy to play for Pompey. I love living in the city and I love the club,” said Curtis.

“The gaffer gave me a chance by signing me here and I’m happy to have been able to pay him back.

“I’m not worried if any transfer comes in, if I go, if I stay, contracts or whatever. I’ll just focus on myself and my own game and I’ve just got to carry it on now.”

Curtis’ contract at the club expires in the summer, though he has the option to extend it by a further year:

“There is no point in pushing to leave,” explained Curtis. “They (Blackburn) are in no rush to sign me and I’m in no rush to leave so we will see what happens.”

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The verdict

Curtis has had a fine season with Portsmouth. He’s an international with Republic of Ireland as well and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

Blackburn could be a good fit though with the recent injury to Dack – Curtis is a similar player and has plenty of goals in him, so it’ll be interesting to see if this one materialises.


Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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