Portsmouth are reportedly expecting lots of talking but not too much action when it comes to transfers this week, which has drawn a frustrated response from many fans of the South Coast club.
Pompey are preparing for another season of League One football after missing out on the play-offs in 2020/21.
Despite that disappointment, Danny Cowley has been handed a new long-term deal ahead of what will be his first transfer window since taking charge at Fratton Park.
It seems there is unlikely to be much movement from a transfer perspective over the next week, however, as Andrew Moon from the BBC has reported that the South Coast club are expecting plenty of talking this week but not too much in terms of action.
I'm told #Pompey expecting a week with "plenty of talking" but probably "not too much action" when it comes to signings
— Andrew Moon (@mrandrewmoon) May 24, 2021
Cowley does have some work to do on his squad after it was confirmed earlier this month that six players – Andy Cannon, Charlie Daniels, Jordy Hiwula, Bryn Morris, Taylor Seymour, and Duncan Turnbull – were all set to leave the club when their current contracts expire this summer.
What club do these 21 former Portsmouth players ply their trade at now?
With George Byers, Rasmus Nicolaisen, Lewis Ward, and Harvey White all returning to their respective parent clubs at the end of their loan moves as well, the Pompey squad could look very different next season.
It seems supporters may have to wait for some new arrivals, which has drawn a frustrated response from many fans of the club.
Read their reaction here:
There’s a shock. Whole summer will probably be like that. Few free’s and loans. Mid table expected next season.
— MattPenny 🇬🇧🏴 (@MattPennyPFC) May 24, 2021
I’m trying to not look surprised. Thanks for keeping us informed as always Andrew PUP
— Kelvin Shaw (@Ksshaw61) May 24, 2021
Why does this not surprise me 🥴🤣
— blueArmy91 🐄🐮 (@Aaron25650310) May 24, 2021
Same as the last 4 years then
— Vern R (@pompeyv1) May 24, 2021
— Luke Hurren (@LukeHurrenpfc) May 24, 2021
Really motivational 🙄
— Brandon Howsego (@BHowsego) May 24, 2021
Could have finished the sentence after action and that would have accurately summed up the season #Pompey
— Mike Davies (@burningbeach) May 24, 2021
Rinse and repeat for the next six weeks… https://t.co/sA7fQwGOQ9
— Legacy Fan Dave Loren (@Dave_Loren) May 24, 2021