On Tuesday afternoon, with the January transfer window just around the corner, Porstmouth were linked with a move for Motherwell midfielder Liam Polworth by the Daily Record.
The 25-year-old has been on fire north of the border, racking up six assists in six games, and catching the eye of Kenny Jackett and co in the process.
But would this be a good move?
Here are TWO pros and TWO cons to Pompey completing the deal…
There has been plenty of doom and gloom around Portsmouth this season but this latest news at least shows the club are being proactive in trying to fix the situation.
How good is Polworth? I don’t know. But he is somebody who portsmouth have scouted and ascertained is somebody who could improve them, which I think is a positive.
Midfield is not exactly an area where Pompey are lacking but an increase in competition could well bring the best out of those already operating in that area.
Whilst the likes of Evans, Williams and Curtis have all impressed in flashes, they seem unable to kick-on and really assert themselves in their respective positions behind the attacker.
It is a big risk, especially when considering how those in the squad may react.
The man who immediately springs to mind is Andy Cannon. The summer signing is yet to be given a solid run in the side despite impressing frequently when he has played.
What sort of message would it send to him if Polworth is brought in ahead of him in January?
More pressing areas
It could easily be argued that, because of reasons mentioned above, that the midfield is not a zone that is in immediate need of attention.
So far this season John Marquis has netted just twice in the league whilst Brett Pitman boasts the same record, so many would say that another marksman should be top of the club’s priorities.