Cardiff City striker expresses wish to move to Portsmouth
Cardiff City’s Omar Bogle has told the Portsmouth News that he hopes he can return to Portsmouth.
The 25-year-old striker struggled to get a spot in the Cardiff first team this season as they unsuccessfully fought against relegation from the Premier League. That meant he was loaned out to Portsmouth for the second half of the season and it’s fair to say he was a success while at Fratton Park. He scored four goals in 12 appearances and helped Pompey get to the Sky Bet League One play-offs, though he was unable to get them promoted as they lost to Sunderland in the semi-finals.
Now that his loan has ended, Bogle is back at Cardiff and his future is in flux because the Bluebirds may want him for their Sky Bet Championship campaign. But he has told local media in Portsmouth that he has been told he’s wanted back on the south coast and that he’d be very happy to go back to Fratton Park.
He said: “I know I’m going back to Cardiff and a lot of supporters are keen for me to come back.”
“My agent has spoken to the owners a bit and they want me to go back.”
“Ultimately, it’s down to the manager. I’m not too sure what his thinking is at the moment.”
“My mind is just on getting fit and seeing what happens.”
“But wherever I go, I plan to get settled, get playing and get back to my best.”
“When I first came to Portsmouth, that’s what the plan was (a permanent move) but it hindered on the team getting promoted for reasons such as transfer fees.”
“A lot of it hindered on that. I had it in my head to get promoted and look at staying long term.”
“Now it depends on what the club is thinking in terms of them speaking to Cardiff – things are out of my control.”
“To go up next season is Portsmouth’s main aim. It’s always good to get promoted and it’s something I’d definitely look at.”
“Having a chance to work with the gaffer again is a big thing for me.”
“We’ll to wait and see what happens in the next few weeks.”