Portsmouth are set to make Wolves’ James Henry their first signing of the summer according to a report on Page 57 of the June 6th print edition of The Mirror.
Henry had signed for Wolves back in 2013, first on loan before making that deal permanent. He turned out to be a brilliant signing as his great form was one of the key reasons they were able to get promoted from Sky Bet League One at the first time of asking. However he ended up outside of the first team squad and ended up on loan at Bolton Wanderers last season, also helping them get promoted from League One, before being released this summer at the end of his contract.
But now Henry could become Henry’s first signing of the summer and it will be a very familiar one to their new head coach Kenny Jackett. He was the man who brought the 27-year-old to Molineux to great effect just four years ago and with Henry getting another promotion on his CV since he left Wolves, he believes he could be a great signing for his new club. Portsmouth have only just got back into League One after spending several years in Sky Bet League Two but will be looking at the top of the table as they will want to get back into the Sky Bet Championship as soon as possible.
And so this may not only be Portsmouth’s first signing of the summer but also Jackett’s first as manager and signing a player known for being promoted from the division will be seen as a statement of intent that they are planning to make a push for the top of the table.