Leeds United, Sheffield United, Derby County and Middlesbrough are among a host of clubs to be scouting Portsmouth winger Ronan Curtis, according to TEAMtalk.

Portsmouth winger Ronan Curtis only joined the South Coast club this summer for a fee of £100,000, but has started the League One campaign in electric form, catching the eye of Championship and Premier League clubs.

In 13 League games so far, Curtis has contributed an impressive six goals and five assists, helping Pompey climb to the summit of the League One table after 16 games.

Premier League clubs Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion are also thought to have scouted the Irishman, with up to 30 clubs to have reportedly scouted the former Derry City winger.

Pompey will be reluctant to let influential winger Curtis go, as the League One top table side aim to continue their fight for promotion back to the Championship. Manager Kenny Jackett spoke to Portsmouth News discussing the reports surrounding the 21-year-old, dismissing any rumours linking him with a move away from Fratton Park.

“We have not received any enquiries, we have not received any bids and that’s where all the talking stops.

“We don’t want to be letting our better players go if we can help it. There are situations when players go into their last year of their contract that make it difficult for the club, particularly if the player wants to leave. But for us, anyway, we’re not looking to change too much in January.

“We want to be strong and if we can tweak things or improve we will in January, but don’t want to go into this window when we’re in there competing getting any weaker.”

‘Everybody would want to play in the Championship, in the Premier League and represent their country. They are ambitions everyone should have. There is always a crossover then between where you feel you are individually and your commitment to the team, because it is a team game.

“For Ronan, anyway, he’s committed to the team and the club. ‘He’s fully focused on us and maintaining or improving our successful season.”

 


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