Portsmouth are said to be eyeing up a move for their former loanee Steve Seddon, with The News reporting that the Birmingham City full back is wanted back at Fratton Park by Kenny Jackett.
Having spent the majority of this season on loan at AFC Wimbledon in League One, Seddon has now been recalled by the Blues due to their ongoing injury issues in defence, however it now appears Pompey are keen to sanction another loan move for the player.
It is said in the report however that Birmingham are believed to be exploring the possibility of the defender leaving on a permanent basis as opposed to another temporary move in order to potentially free up January funds for Aitor Karanka.
Seddon’s wages are also thought to be an issue for the South Coast outfit, with the third tier club currently operating under the new salary cap that was voted in last summer.
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The 23-year-old previously made 18 appearances for Pompey back in the 2019/20 season and is still seen as a popular figure amongst the club’s fanbase after impressing during said spell.
This would be a great move for Portsmouth, with the club already fully aware of the talent that Steve Seddon possesses following his previous stint at Fratton Park.
I have seen the player play largely at wing back for Wimbledon this term and his attacking drive has really impressed me this term, with the defender offering a great offensive outlet for the Dons.
Securing this signing would come at a good time for the League One club as Cameron Pring has just been recalled by Bristol City, leaving a void in the left back position.
Seddon would no doubt leap at the chance to return to Portsmouth, however I do expect negotiations on this deal to take some time as the club decides as to whether they can pursue a permanent deal or not for the player.