Chelsea youngster Pierre Ekwah is on trial with Portsmouth as the League One side consider offering the midfielder a deal.
Pompey are always on the lookout to strengthen their youth squads, and it had been revealed that Manchester United’s Max Taylor was involved as the reserves beat Luton Town over the weekend.
And, Portsmouth News have now confirmed that Ekwah also played in the same game, as the south coast outfit weigh up whether to try and sign him permanently.
The update reveals that the Frenchman put in an impressive performance against the Hatters, and he almost got on the scoresheet as he hit the bar.
With Ekwah’s contract at Stamford Bridge up in the summer, the fact he is already looking elsewhere suggests that the teenager, who can also play in defence, knows his time with the Londoners is almost up.
So, he could be a new face at Fratton Park ahead of the next campaign, although it’s unclear whether Ekwah would go straight into the senior squad or continue with the reserves if he did join.
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This update should excite the fans as it shows the club are looking to bring in talented youngsters where possible, and Ekwah has good pedigree coming from Chelsea, as they are arguably the best club around for producing quality players.
It sounds as though he played well in the recent trial game, and the coaching staff will be using their time wisely to assess the midfielder in the coming days and weeks.
We will wait and see as to whether a permanent contract is offered to the player, but it’s certainly one to monitor moving forward.
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