Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen battling it out for Portsmouth defender
Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough is a target for Scottish Premier League trio Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen, according to talkSPORT.
The 22-year-old’s contract at Fratton Park expires at the end of the season meaning he could leave them this month for a fee.
He has played 24 games in all competitions for League One table toppers Portsmouth this season but is yet to commit his future to Kenny Jackett’s side.
Whatmough started out as a youngster at Southampton before joining Portsmouth’s academy at the age of 13. He rose through the youth ranks at Pompey and made his first-team debut for them in November 2013 in a league game against Southend United.
He had a brief loan spell at Havant and Waterlooville during the 2015/16 season and has played over 100 games for Portsmouth, thus establishing himself in their senior side.
They will now face a battle to hold onto him in this January window. Celtic are keen to bolster their defensive options as they look to retain their Scottish Premier League title this season.
However, they will face competition from their bitter rivals Rangers for Whatmough. Steven Gerrard has been very busy improving his squad this month and has already signed Jermaine Defoe and Steven Davis from AFC Bournemouth and Southampton respectively.
Aberdeen have also been credited with an interest. The Dons are a good club for young players like Whatmough to go to and get some regular first-team action under their belt.