Portsmouth’s price tag for a 26-year-old is presented amid interest from the Scottish outfit

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Portsmouth will accept a £500,000 offer for Ronan Curtis this summer from a potential suitor, according to a report by The news.

It is understood that Curtis is likely to leave Fratton Park in the current transfer window.

Hibernian has now become suitors for the 26-year-old’s signing as manager Lee Johnson is looking to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Despite interest from the Scottish side, Curtis is believed to be enthusiastic to seal a move to a Championship side as he wants to test himself at that level.

Although the Republic of Ireland international was unable to replicate the levels of performance he produced in the 2020/21 campaign in the previous campaign, he still managed to produce some eye-catching displays on the third level.

In the 43 appearances that he did in the third level, Curtis scored eight goals and provided eight assists for his teammates.

curtis too aligned for his team in the EFL Trophy, League Cup and FA Cup.

Portsmouth will be aiming to progress as a club next season after finishing 10th in the League One table earlier this year.

The extent of Pompey’s success will depend on his ability to succeed in his transfer signing during the current transfer window.

The verdict

If that report turns out to be accurate, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if a potential suitor opted to match Portsmouth’s asking price for Curtis this summer.

Given that Curtis’ contract at Fratton Park is due to expire in 2023, Pompey head coach Danny Cowley knows the current window presents a realistic opportunity to secure a respectable fee for the winger.

With Hibernian suspected of being interested in the winger, they could decide to avoid the possibility of being drawn into a battle for his signature by meeting Pompey’s assessment.

Before sanctioning a departure for Curtis, Portsmouth only has to draw up a list of replacements for him.

Identifying a player they believe can have a similar impact in terms of creativity to Curtis, Pompey may not necessarily miss the winger if he does indeed move on to new pastures.


Richard L. Militello