Portsmouth weighing up permanent move for Premier League striker

Portsmouth are weighing up whether to sign Wolves striker Joe Mason on a permanent basis, according to Portsmouth.co.uk.

The 27-year-old is currently on loan from the Premier League side but injuries have meant he has only played three times for Pompey.

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett has said, “Goalscorers and forwards are difficult to come about. You have you look after the ones you’ve got, 100 per cent. I know he can score goals and I’ve seen that many times myself in the Championship”.

He also added, “He can do it with the right backing and the right run. We won’t be rushing when we have to make that decision”.

“His goalscoring record is very good at a very good level. He’s still in his mid-20s and will come good again”.

Mason, who is a former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, has fallen down the pecking order at Wolves over the past couple of seasons and has been out on loan at Burton Albion, Colorado Rapids and now Portsmouth.

He began his career at Plymouth Argyle and was snapped up by Cardiff City in 2011. Mason played 109 games for the Bluebirds, scoring 25 goals. He also enjoyed three loan spells at Bolton Wanderers during his time at the Cardiff City Stadium before moving to Wolves in 2016.

Mason needs to find a new permanent home and settle down at a club and joining Portsmouth on a permanent deal would be ideal for him. He just needs to prove himself on his return from injury.

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