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Portsmouth transfer talking points: Ellis Harrison, Michael Jacobs, Ronan Curtis

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Portsmouth will certainly be hoping that the upcoming January transfer window can offer them some sort of improvement on the field of play after a mixed start to their Sky Bet League One campaign. 

The South Coast club currently occupy 10th place after 17 games played and will be seeking to close the gap on the top six places as the weeks and months go on.

Danny Cowley has regularly alluded to the fact that his summer window didn’t go as he hoped and it appears likely that the winter one won’t be much easier for the Pompey boss.

Alongside potential incomings there is also a chance that there will be further departures from Fratton Park at the turn of the new year.

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Here, we run through some of the main transfer talking points from the South Coast club.

Ellis Harrison 

The striker was long linked with a departure from Fratton Park over the summer and could well be set to finally move on come the turn of the new year.

Harrison has however been used on the odd occasion by Cowley this term, with the frontman having notably scored a hattrick in the Papa John’s Trophy earlier this season against AFC Wimbledon.

In addition to this he has offered an option off the bench in the league but has only been used six times, to little effect.

With his contract slowly but surely running down, this upcoming window provides the club with one last chance to get some cash for the 27-year-old.

Michael Jacobs

Another player who came mightily close to leaving Fratton Park in the summer, Jacobs is another player who could be looking for a solution in the new year.

It is fair to say that the winger has knuckled down well after seeing a move to Ipswich Town fall through and he has since been used on seven occasions across all competitions.

He is however yet another player who is set to see his contract expire next summer, which means the club may be keen to try and cash in on his services in January.

Jacobs has good pedigree at this level and is sure to attract plenty of interest from elsewhere.

Ronan Curtis 

A player that most people would have expected to depart the club over the summer, Curtis ultimately failed to get his dream move to the Championship.

The Republic of Ireland international has made no secret of his desire to play at a higher level, however no clubs of that standing have been forthcoming with a good offer for Pompey.

Curtis is still under contract at Fratton Park till 2023 and has shown a willingness to give his best for the club as he continues to be ambitious.

Given his slightly inconsistent start to the season, it would be interesting to see how the club would react if an offer was made for the winger in the new year.


Writer and Journalist for Football League World.

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