Here are five players that Portsmouth should sign this summer –
Matt Mills, Barnsley – Mills is 6ft 3’ central defender, who has a huge amount of footballing knowledge on his CV having played multiple times in the Premier League as well as the Sky Bet Championship. Mills has racked up over 400 senior appearances in professional football, who could bring a vast amount of experience to Portsmouth’s defensive areas. His contact is due to expire soon.
Devante Cole, Wigan – The 22-year-old scored 12 goals in the 2017-18 campaign for Fleetwood and Wigan. But Cole has failed to make an impact at Wigan, he may be shown the door in the summer giving Portsmouth a chance to pounce on the striker.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea – During the recent FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Hudson-Odoi scored England’s first goal of the tournament against Chile, and was an integral part in their eventual triumph, playing in every game. The young midfielder particularly starred in the final, assisting three goals to help England come from two goals down to beat Spain 5-2. Known for going on mazy runs through midfield, the 17-year-old has a high ceiling and at such a young age, has plenty of time to make the breakthrough into senior football.
Omar Bogle, Cardiff City – With Cardiff’s promotion to the Premiership this could open up a move for Bogle who could be a good striker partner for Brett Pitman. The former England ‘C’ international has been in free-scoring form over the past few seasons after scoring a 62 goals in just over 100 appearances at Solihull Moors. That form led to a move to Grimsby Town where he bagged 32 goals in 68 appearances.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, QPR – The 27-year-old joined QPR in 2015 from Bristol City on a free transfer. However, he has struggled to make an impact at Loftus Road and has been shipped out on loan twice to MK Dons and then Gillingham. With his QPR contact up this summer maybe this will tempt Portsmouth to take a gamble on the former League One title winner.