Portsmouth midfielder Jay Mingi could be set to depart the club on loan in the near future, as per a recent report by Hampshire Live.
The promising 20-year-old joined the South Coast outfit this summer off the back of a successful trial period and has put pen to paper on an initial one year contract, which includes the option for the agreement to be extended by a further 12 months.
Mingi was signed by Danny Cowley as part of the manager’s vision for creating a group of young prospects at the club that can eventually be developed into first team ready individuals.
As part of the player’s development under the guidance of those plans, the midfielder could now be loaned out to a non league club, with a National League move seemingly being eyed up by Pompey.
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The youngster was previously on the books of both West Ham United and Charlton Athletic earlier in his career and will surely be chomping at the bit to get more senior football under his belt.
Realistically speaking, Mingi is a long way away from breaking into the first team at Fratton Park anytime soon, so therefore a move out on loan is the best thing for all parties.
He is a young player with bags of talent and ability and it would quite simply be a waste if he spent the entire season in the under-23s.
A move to the National League will help to develop various areas of his game that need improving and in the long run it could lead to Cowley handing him an opportunity at first team level.
Pompey have brought in a few promising young players and now they need to prove that they can provide the right pathway for these individuals to achieve their long term goals.