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Portsmouth fans must be wondering ‘what if’ after intriguing Chelsea transfer story emerges

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For Portsmouth, this is quickly turning into a season that they will want to forget, with promotion seeming to drift further away with each week.

A 0-0 draw with relgation candidates Gillingham at Fratton Park is the latest in a line of miserable outings for Pompey, currently sat in 16th place with 11 matches played, currently closer to the drop zone than the top-six.

Some more news emerged on Monday morning as well which will have only served to annoy fans even more.

The Portsmouth News reported that the club had tried on multiple occasions to bring Chelsea star, and Pompey fan, Mason Mount to the club.

Current manager Kenny Jackett enquired about his availability in the summer of 2017 after taking over from Paul Cook, but a move to Vitesse Arnhem had already been lined up.

He ambitiously tried again the following summer after dazzling in Holland, but they were unsurprisingly unsuccessful with Derby County eventually landing the youngster.

There seems to be no good news for Portsmout fans at the moment.

They are currently in the midst of having to watch game after game of turgid football as their promotion hopes escape them, and now they are hit with the news that could have seen one of the country’s most exciting youngsters on the Fratton Park pitch.

Who knows what difference he could have made in either season but many fans will undoubtedly be wondering ‘what if?’

After the 20-year-old went on to net 11 times in 44 games for Derby last season, it is safe to say that he could have had a huge impact on Portsmouth’s promotion bid.

Whether that would have been edging them into the top-two or given them that creative nouse to come out on top in the play-offs will never be known, but it is hard to believe that he would not have drastically improved them.

It is important as football fans that we do not dwell on the past, as it rarely does anything but upset us more, but I suspect it will be hard for the Pompey faithful to not dream of the parallel universe in which they landed Mount.

Would Mason Mount have been a good addition for Portsmouth in 2017?

Yes

Yes

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