There aren’t many more prosperous football clubs in England than the rising Portsmouth, who are now enjoying a new dawn on the south-coast following an abysmal decade of decline.
Despite this being their first campaign in League One since bagging the title for promotion last year, many supporters are maximised with optimism especially as Kenny Jackett takes charge for the forthcoming 2017/18 season.
Pompey will need a prolific striker to partner the ever-present Conor Chaplin and one of the rising Premier League talents who should strike a deal to join the Fratton Park side is Southampton’s Olufela Olomola.
The London-born attacker is no stranger to Saints’ supporters after rising through the ranks in recent seasons, and is now on the brink of making a reoccurring first-team appearance.
He made his debut in the EFL Cup as a substitute during their victory over Sunderland last October, but has failed to feature since and he may become quietly frustrated at his lack of senior football.
Meanwhile, his record for the under-23 team is far from torrid. Olomola played in sixteen matches for Southampton and netted himself seven goals – that is a record of a goal every 170 minutes if play.
This is a record that only a few can match, even on a global scale, and as Portsmouth is right next door to his employers he may opt to make either a loan move or permanent switch to the League One outfit.
If Kenny Jackett happened to pull this deal off then it would be one of the serious transfers of the summer and re-install much-needed confidence into the front line ahead of the new season.
Portsmouth supporters, does Olufela Olomola sound a promising prospect to have amongst your ranks? Can he transfer his under-23 goals to senior football? Let us get your thoughts in the comment section below!