Portsmouth weighing up move for Championship striker

League One side Portsmouth are starting to get their summer transfer plans underway both on the pitch and off it, with several targets being linked to the South Coast side.

One player who is being looked at by Portsmouth is Swansea City striker Morgan Whittaker, as reported by The News.

The Swans forward spent the second half of last season on loan at fellow Sky Bet League One side Lincoln City. As the 21-year-old was given the go ahead by the Championship side to join the Imps for the chance to get regular first-team football.

As well as Whittaker being an option, The News also claims that fellow striker Kyle Joseph a teammate of Whittaker is also an option for Portsmouth this summer.

It will come down to whether Swansea want to allow Whittaker to leave the club once again. The 21-year-old is set to return to the Swans for pre-season after playing 20 times for Lincoln, scoring five goals.

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Swansea swooped to sign Whittaker back in February 2021 on a long-term deal, but since he joined the Welsh side he has struggled to nail down a regular spot. The attacker has made 22 appearances in all competitions for the Swans, chipping in with five goals.

Before his move to Wales, Whittaker started his career at local side Derby County and rose up through the academy at Pride Park.

He went on to play 32 times for the Rams as a teenager and has also represented England at all youth levels from U16s up to the U20s.

It will now be a decision between Whittaker and Russell Martin on what’s best for the young man and his career. A move to Pompey may not be a bad move considering he’ll play under Danny Cowley who has a good reputation of getting the best out of young players on loan.

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