Portsmouth news: Pompey agree to sign 23-yr-old after bid accepted

By Dylan Childs

7th Sep, 2020 | 11:45am

Sources: Portsmouth agree to sign 23-yr-old after bid accepted

Portsmouth have agreed a deal to sign Accrington Stanley defender Callum Johnson, Football Insider can reveal.

The 23-year-old was targeted by a number of Championship sides but Pompey have won the race for the right-back after their six-figure bid accepted.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the League One clubs have agreed on a fee in the region of £200,000.

Johnson has entered the final 12 months of his contract at the Crown Ground and Pompey are set to capitalise upon the situation.

The versatile defender was a mainstay in John Coleman’s Accrington side last season and made 38 appearances across all competitions as they finished 17th in League One.

He rose up the ranks at his boyhood club Middlesborough before making a permanent move to Accrington in 2018 following a successful loan spell at the club.

Kenny Jackett is looking to take his Portsmouth side one step further in the 2020/21 campaign after they missed out on promotion through the play-offs last season.

It has been a relatively quiet transfer window at Fratton Park so far with just Sean Raggett and Cameron Pring through the door.

Raggett signed a two-year deal on the south-coast following a successful loan spell at the club last season and his release from Norwich City.

Pring, who plays as a left-back, has joined on a season-long loan from Championship side Bristol City.

Johnson looks set to join Raggett and Pring in a new look defence at Pompey with Christian Burgess having left the club for Belgian second-tier side Saint Gilloise in July.

Jackett’s side welcome Shrewsbury Town to Fratton Park on Saturday as their quest for promotion begins.

In other Portsmouth news, it can be REVEALED that the club have set their sights on signing 24-yr-old who quit Tottenham last year.