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Portsmouth among EFL clubs chasing Burnley academy graduate, player ‘likened to Juan Mata’

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Portsmouth are considering a move for Brandon Wilson this summer, according to reports from Football Insider.

Danny Cowley is putting plans in place for the new season and is looking to strengthen a number of positions as they look to mount a genuine promotion push at Fratton Park.

A defensive midfielder by trade, Wilson started his career with Burnley’s youth academy before leaving England for a career in Australia with Perth Glory.

After moving there at the age of 19, the 24-year-old has made 66 appearances for the A-League side while also enjoying a brief spell with Wellington Phoenix.

However with his contract at Perth Glory coming to an end this summer, it means that Wilson is gearing up for a busy summer.

Football Insider have claimed that Wilson has rejected multiple deals with the A-League side, leading to interest from the EFL for his services this summer.

Portsmouth are hoping to add the defensive midfielder to their ranks, while Burton Albion and Crewe Alexandra are also said to be keen on a move.

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This is going to be a very interesting deal to keep an eye on.

Brandon Wilson has represented Australia up to under-23 level, but also has a British passport which means that securing a move back to England won’t be a problem from a work permit point of view.

The defensive midfielder is excellent on the ball and was actually likened to Juan Mata during his youth days with Burnley where he played for their under-18s and under-21s.

Where he’ll end up remains to be seen, but it appears that quite a race is brewing among club in League One.


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