Transfers

Jul 142017
 
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Brett Pitman

(29)
Ipswich Town


Striker pens three-year deal

Pompey have signed striker Brett Pitman from Ipswich for an undisclosed fee.

The 29-year-old former Bournemouth and Bristol City star has penned a three-year deal at Fratton Park.

Pitman turned professional with the Cherries and netted a 16-minute hat-trick against Peterborough at the start of the 2010/11 campaign.

He then spent two-and-a-half years at Bristol City before returning to Dean Court and helping the Dorest outfit reach the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Jersey-born Pitman scored more than 100 goals during his two spells with Bournemouth and joined Ipswich in the summer of 2015.

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Jul 122017
 
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Luke McGee

(21)
Tottenham Hotspur


Keeper pens three-year deal with Blues

Pompey have signed goalkeeper Luke McGee from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old has penned a three-year deal at Fratton Park, having spent the majority of last season on loan at fellow League One side Peterborough.

Assistant manager Joe Gallen said: “We’re very pleased to secure the signing of Luke. He’s come through Tottenham’s academy system and they’ve produced a lot of good players.

“He went on loan to Peterborough last season and picked up the Players’ Player of the Season award.

“And he’s also someone that Kenny knows about from his time at Tottenham. He was really impressed with him.

“It’s great that we’ve been able to bring in a goalkeeper who’s good enough now and is going to improve in the future.”

McGee made 45 appearances for Peterborough last season and appeared for Tottenham in front of 70,000 fans in a friendly against AC Milan in 2015.

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Jul 052017
 
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Tareiq Holmes-Dennis

(21)
Huddersfield Town


Loan signing targets successful season for Pompey

He helped Huddersfield reach the Premier League last season.

Now Tareiq Holmes-Dennis is looking forward to aiding Pompey in their first campaign back in League One.

The left-back has joined the Blues on a season-long loan deal from the West Yorkshire outfit.

And he is excited by the opportunity of being part of another successful season on the south coast.

Holmes-Dennis said: “Huddersfield are making a few signings, so it’s right that I go out on loan and come to a good club.

“I remember Pompey being in the Premier League when I was younger, so it’s great for me to be at a place like this.

“Last season was amazing because nobody expected us to do as well as we did. It was unbelievable to be involved in that.

“Now this is another challenge for me and I need to keep pushing myself to get this club to where it needs to be.

“There are no limits to what can be achieved. It was a good season last time and there’s no reason why it can’t be the same again.”

Holmes-Dennis was on loan at Plymouth for their 2-1 defeat at Fratton Park in April 2015 and it was an experience he remembers well.

He said: “I saw how well the club did last season and I played against them a few years ago, so I know how amazing the fans are.

“It really stuck in my mind just how good the support was and how many there were for a game in League Two.

“They get behind the team, so playing in front of them – with them behind me – will be unreal.”

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Jun 222017
 
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Nathan Thomspon

(26)
Swindon Town


Pompey have signed Nathan Thompson from Swindon Town

Defender becomes Jackett’s first Pompey signing

Pompey have signed defender Nathan Thompson on a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract with Swindon expires.

Assistant manager Joe Gallen said: “It’s nice to get the first signing over the line and we’ve brought in a very talented and experienced League One performer.

“We’ve got every confidence in Nathan that he’s going to do extremely well for Pompey.

“He’s a good ball player and is an excellent talker and motivator – and he can play in a number of positions.”

Thompson progressed through the ranks at the County Ground and made 187 appearances for the Robins.

He was awarded his first professional contract in 2009, while his senior debut arrived in a victory over Torquay the following year.

Thompson helped Swindon secure the League Two title in 2012 and skippered them to the League One play-off final in 2015.

He can play at right-back or in the centre of defence, while he is also comfortable in a midfield role.

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May 242017
 
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Liam O'Brien

(25)
Coventry City


Keeper to leave Fratton Park

Liam O’Brien has agreed a deal to sign for Coventry.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper will join the League Two side when his Pompey contract expires next month.

He played three times for the Blues last season, with all of his appearances coming in the EFL Trophy group stages.

O’Brien kept a clean sheet in a victory over Bristol Rovers and also saved three penalties in a shoot-out defeat to Reading.

He came through the youth system at Fratton Park before going on to play for Barnet, Brentford and Dagenham.

But O’Brien returned last summer and deputised for David Forde, sitting on the bench for every League Two fixture.

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May 222017
 
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Enda Stevens

(26)
Sheffield United


Defender agrees deal with Sheffield United

Enda Stevens has agreed a deal to sign for Sheffield United.

The 26-year-old left-back will join the Blades when his Blues contract expires at the end of June.

He made 99 appearances for Pompey after arriving from Doncaster in the summer of 2015.

Stevens was named both Fans’ and Players’ Player of the Season last term as Paul Cook’s side secured the League Two title.

He also netted his only goal for the club in a dramatic 3-2 victory at Newport on Boxing Day

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May 112017
 
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Michael Doyle

(35)
Coventry City


Midfielder agrees deal with Coventry

Michael Doyle has agreed a deal to sign for Coventry.

The 35-year-old midfielder will return to the Sky Blues when his Pompey contract expires at the end of June.

He previously played almost 300 times for Coventry – who were relegated from League One at the end of last season – between 2003 and 2011.

Doyle has been Pompey skipper since joining the club from Sheffield United in the summer of 2015.

He scored three goals in 96 appearances during his time at Fratton Park, with his superb strike at Accrington shortlisted for Goal of the Year at last month’s EFL Awards.

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Feb 152017
 
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Stanley Aborah

(29)
Notts County


Pompey swoop for midfielder

Pompey have signed midfielder Stanley Aborah on a deal until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old is allowed to join outside the transfer window as a free agent after leaving Notts County last month.

He said: “I’m happy to be at a great club and I’ll do my best to earn the trust of the manager, my team-mates and the fans. I had other offers, but I really wanted to be here.”

Aborah – who was born in Ghana and has represented Belgium at youth level – started his career in the Netherlands at Ajax.

He joined the Magpies from Hungarian giants Ferencvaros in 2015, scoring once in 42 appearances.

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Jan 312017
 
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Aaron Simpson

(19)
Wolverhampton Wanderers


Blues bring in Wolves defender

Pompey have signed right-back Aaron Simpson on loan from Wolves for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old has yet to make his senior debut for the Championship side, but did feature in four EFL Trophy matches earlier in the campaign.

He also appeared against the Blues in a goalless Premier League Cup draw at Westleigh Park back in November.

Simpson joined Wolves from Maidstone in February 2015 following a successful trial and has represented England at Schoolboy level.

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Michael Smith

(25)
Northampton Town


Striker moves to League One side

Michael Smith has joined Northampton loan for the rest of the season.

The 25-year-old striker has scored 10 goals in 37 appearances since arriving at Fratton Park in February 2016.

He netted a hat-trick in August’s EFL Trophy defeat at Yeovil and also struck this season in league games against Cheltenham, Luton and Stevenage.

Northampton won the League Two title last term and currently sit 16th in the third tier standings table ahead of a trip to Walsall on Saturday.

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