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Portsmouth chasing 29-y/o signing

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Portsmouth are thought to be interested in experienced centre-back Tommy Smith, who has recently left MLS side Colorado Rapids.

Reported by the East Anglian Daily Times, the 29-year-old has been training with the under-23s squad at Ipswich Town as he waits for a formal contract in English football to come his way.

The defender started his career at Ipswich, progressing through their youth academy and making 267 appearances for their first team, as well as spending time out on loan with Stevenage, Brentford and Colchester United during the early stages of his career.

Smith linked up with Colorado Rapids in January 2018 and went on to feature 64 appearances for the MLS side before he chose to leave them in November 2019.

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The League One side aren’t the only ones showing interest in Smith, as Championship side Wigan Athletic are also thought to be interested in his signature.

Portsmouth are known to be looking for a left-sided centre back, and the opportunity for Smith to step into the Pompey first team as they go for League One promotion could be a tempting choice.

It has also been revealed that the south coast club are looking to offload fellow centre-back Paul Downing this January, just six months on from signing in the summer.

The Verdict

The experienced defender would be a smart acquisition for Kenny Jackett and Portsmouth, as he would bring added experience to their team and leadership alongside it.

Smith has performed at a World Cup and knows what it takes to compete with the best players out there, and he would be signed on a free transfer therefore being more of an incentive for Jackett to sign him.


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