Cardiff City defender Ryan Pryce is a target for League One Portsmouth this summer.
The 21-year-old is out of contract at the Premier League side having joined last year.
Pryce has impressed for the U23s despite not featuring for the first team.
He joined the club from Welsh Premier League side The New Saints after impressing at trials for Jamie Vardy’s V9 academy.
And HITC is reporting that Kenny Jackett has been keeping tabs on the defender, but he could face competition from Fleetwood Town, as well as Championship side Hull City.
Pompey are battling it out in the third tier to win promotion to rival the Tigers next year in the league, and if they were able to achieve that, signing Pryce may be more of an option.
With that said, would the 21-year-old be a good signing for Portsmouth?
“Matt Clarke’s future is up in the air with an apparent interest in him for the summer, so the signing of Pryce could prove a clever move.
“Impressing for Cardiff’s u23s, Pompey have seen something in the player that interests them.
“Jackett is usually a solid spotter of talent, so this could be quite the signing if it indeed goes ahead.”
“He could be a good signing for Portsmouth – whether they are in the Championship or League One next season.
“Though he is yet to break into the Cardiff first-team, Pryce has impressed for their under-23s and looks to be a decent young player with a good amount of potential.”
“He’s also out of contract in the summer so it would be even better for Pompey if they could get him on a free transfer.”
“I don’t see why not.
“Pryce was clearly seen as good enough to ply his trade in the Premier League last summer so getting him for the Championship, and maybe League One, would be a good bit of business.
“Obviously he could flop, but I would say it is worth the gamble.”