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Portsmouth plotting move for 24-y/o Championship defender

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Portsmouth are interested in the signing of defender Dimitri Cavare from Barnsley, a report from The Portsmouth News has claimed.

Manager Kenny Jackett is apparently keen to add an attacking right-back to his squad this month, and has identified Cavare as a potential option to fill that role.

Cavare joined Barnsley from French side Rennes in the summer of 2017, and his gone onto make 65 appearances in all competitions for the Tykes, helping them to win promotion from League One last season.

He has however, yet to feature for Barnsley since the appointment of Gerhard Struber as the club’s new manager, and as a result, it is thought that the Austrian is willing to let Cavare leave Oakwell this month, which could work in Portsmouth’s favour here.

There are just six months remaining on Cavare’s Barnsley contract, meaning he would be free to leave the club for nothing at the end of this season, if no deal is agreed either way before then.

If Portsmouth do secure the signing of Cavare, it will be the second player they have signed from Barnsley in this window, with Cameron McGeehan joining on loan from Oakwell for the rest of this season earlier in the week.

The midfielder made his debut for Portsmouth in their 2-1 win over Wimbledon on Saturday, a result that leaves Pompey seventh in League One, only outside the play-off places on goal difference.

The Verdict

This could be a useful signing for Portsmouth.

Cavare played a key role for Barnsley in their promotion from League One last year, so that experience could be crucial for Pompey in the second half of the current campaign, although you do have to wonder slightly about the fact he has struggled to settle in the Championship when considering Portsmouth’s long-term ambitions.

This could also however, be a decent deal for Barnsley, since it would allow them to receive a fee for the defender who seems to be out of the picture at Oakwell right now, before his contract expires at the end of the season.


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