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Portsmouth have confirmed the departure of Croatian goalkeeper Petar Durin, who has left the club by mutual consent.

The 18-year-old had less than six months remaining on his current deal, but departs prematurely, having not made a first-team appearance from Pompey during his time at the club.

“We’d like to thank Petar for his work here and we wish him all the best for the future,” Blues boss Kenny Jackett told the club’s official website.

Durin has struggled to get a games in recent times for the reserves and under-21’s side, and is now available as a free agent.

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The Croatian joined Pompey in July 2018 from Serie A side Atalanta, and was tipped for big things at Fratton Park.

However, that has failed to materialise.

Durin spent a short period of time on loan at Isthmian Premier Division side Bognor Regis Town, but it was a spell to forget for the Croatian, who made a total of just six appearances for the Rocks before being recalled by Pompey in September.

The 18-year-old is the second academy player to leave the club within the space of a month, with Leon Maloney sealing a permanent switch to FC Volendam during the January transfer window.

The Verdict

This news does not come as much of a surprise, as the Croatian was down the pecking order in the reserve team and has not lived up to his potential at Pompey.

His spell on loan at Bognor Regis proved to be detrimental to his development at Portsmouth.

However, at 18 years of age, there is plenty of time for him to get his career back on track.


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