Loan : Millwall – Portsmouth
Loan : Millwall – Portsmouth
Pompey have signed midfielder Ben Thompson on loan from Millwall.
The deal sees the 22-year-old – who has been given the number 32 shirt – move to Fratton Park for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He comes here with a point to prove and looking to play football on a regular basis.
“Ben’s a good all-round midfielder and has a little bit of everything – an impressive passing range, energy and is competitive.
“I’m looking forward to working with him and it is an area of the pitch where we do really need to improve.
“You never know what’s going to happen in the next two weeks and if we can improve the squad even further then that’s great.”
Thompson is a graduate of Millwall’s academy and has made 93 senior appearances for the Championship outfit.
He played the full 90 minutes for the Londoners in their Carabao Cup victory over Gillingham earlier in the week.
Following his first full campaign at the club, Thompson collected both the Young Player of the Season and Goal of the Season awards.
Loan : Queens Park Rangers – Portsmouth
Pompey have signed David Wheeler on a season-long loan deal from QPR.
The 27-year-old winger will wear the number 22 shirt during his time at Fratton Park.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s an attacking wide player, who can be used on either side and has an impressive goalscoring record.
“He hasn’t quite made the breakthrough at QPR, but had a number of seasons at Exeter and was very keen to come here.
“It’s our first loan signing and supplements the good base of our own players that is already here.
“We’re pleased to bring his attacking qualities into our group and are grateful to QPR for letting him come here.”
Wheeler joined QPR from Exeter 12 months ago and has scored one goal in nine appearances for the Championship outfit.
He signed for Exeter in the summer of 2013 following a successful trial and played a total of 171 times, finding the target on 39 occasions.
Wheeler’s final season with the Grecians included a run of eight goals in seven successive games, while he also hit the net at Wembley in a play-off final defeat.
He twice grabbed winning goals against Pompey at Fratton Park, settling encounters in September 2015 and January 2017.
Transfer : Tottenham Hotspur – Portsmouth
Pompey have signed Anton Walkes from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.
The versatile 21-year-old – who spent the second half of last season on loan at Fratton Park – has penned a two-year deal, with the club holding an option for a further 12 months.
Walkes previously featured at both right-back and in midfield, and has been handed the number two shirt.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s somebody we obviously know very well and he had a successful loan spell with us in a number of positions."
Walkes scored on his Pompey debut in a 2-2 draw against Doncaster after arriving on loan back in January.
He played a total of 12 times as the Blues narrowly missed out on a place in the League One play-offs.
Walkes is a graduate of Tottenham’s academy and made a single senior appearance for the Londoners, while also enjoying a spell on loan with MLS outfit Atlanta United.
Transfer : Portsmouth – Notts County
Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain will leave Pompey to sign for Notts County.
The midfielder becomes a Magpies player when his Fratton Park contract expires at the end of this month.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We wish Christian all the best and he’s just about rehabilitated from the injury he suffered towards the end of last season.
“Hopefully he can build on the two years he had here as a professional and have a successful time at Notts County.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain is a graduate of Pompey’s academy, who turned professional in the summer of 2016.
He made one senior appearance in an EFL Trophy defeat at Exeter and has had several spells out on loan, including at Oxford City last season.
Loan : Portsmouth – Torquay United
Alex Bass has put pen to paper on a new three-year Pompey contract.
But the goalkeeper will spend the 2018/19 campaign with Torquay, having joined the National League South outfit on a season-long loan.
The 20-year-old said: “I’m delighted to get the new deal done. We’ve been talking about it for a while, so it’s nice to get it over the line.
“The gaffer wanted me to go out and play football this season, then come back and push for a spot here.
“Hopefully I can play regularly at Torquay and gain some more experience, which is what I’m looking for at this stage of my career.”
Bass has made three senior appearances for Pompey, keeping a clean sheet on his league debut against Peterborough on the final day of last season.
The Blues academy graduate previously featured in an EFL Cup tie at Coventry and a Checkatrade Trophy clash with Fulham.
Torquay are managed by former Pompey head of community Gary Owers, who has ex-Blues midfielder Martin Kuhl as his assistant.
Pompey have signed left-back Lee Brown on a two-year deal.
The 27-year-old will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract with Bristol Rovers expires.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “Lee brings an awful lot of experience to our side and yet he probably still has his best years in front of him.
“I felt we gave away too many goals last season and he can certainly help with that, but he’s also a full-back that likes to attack and create goals.
“We’re really pleased to bring someone of his character to the club and I believe he’ll really add to our group.”
Brown started his career at QPR and had a couple of loan spells with non-league clubs before joining Rovers in the summer of 2011.
He made 319 appearances for the Pirates – scoring 22 goals – and was part of the side that secured back-to-back promotions into League One.
Pompey have signed versatile midfielder Tom Naylor on a three-year deal.
The 26-year-old – who is also comfortable in defence – will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract expires at Burton.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “It strengthens the spine of our side, while he also brings us recent Championship experience.
“Tom’s a ball-winner and I feel that he’ll complement the other talented players we already have at this club.
“He’s someone who can play in a variety of positions, although he’s primarily been brought in as a defensive midfielder.
“We do feel that the squad is being improved this summer and we’re getting to where we want to be.”
Naylor joined Burton in the summer of 2015 following a spell on loan and made a total of 134 appearances for the Brewers, scoring 13 goals.
He began his career at Mansfield and has also turned out for Derby, as well as having temporary stints with Bradford, Grimsby, Newport and Cambridge.
Pompey have signed goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray on a two-year deal.
The 25-year-old will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract with Shrewsbury expires.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He strengthens our goalkeeping department and will provide good competition for Luke McGee. They can drive each other on.
“Craig’s fiercely ambitious and excelled when he played last season, so we’re very pleased to bring him to the club.
“He has been slightly unlucky in the past to be behind some top keepers, but he’s ready for the opportunity.
“His general game and shot-stopping are both good and he’s very brave, which is a quality that’s often underestimated.”
MacGillivray joined the Shrews in the summer of 2017 and made 14 appearances last season, keeping a clean sheet in their 1-0 victory at Fratton Park in January.
He was on the bench at Wembley as the Shropshire side suffered an extra-time defeat to Rotherham in the League One play-off final.
MacGillivray previously featured for Stalybridge, Harrogate Town and Harrogate Railway before being given a Football League chance by Walsall.
Pompey have signed attacking midfielder Louis Dennis on a two-year deal.
The 25-year-old – who can also play out wide – was available as a free agent after leaving Bromley at the end of last season.
His final appearance for the National League outfit was at Wembley, where the Londoners lost on penalties to Brackley in the FA Trophy final.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s an exciting player with a lot of talent and someone we’ve been watching for quite some time.
“He was named in the National League Team of the Season and we’re pleased to be able to sign him for Pompey.
Dennis scored 21 goals and provided 12 assists in 53 appearances last term, as Bromley narrowly missed out on the play-offs.
He spent four-and-a-half years with the Ravens and was part of the side that secured the National League South title in 2014/15.
A former Watford schoolboy, Dennis began his senior career with Dagenham & Redbridge and had spells on loan with Grays and Canvey Island.
Transfer : Derry City – Portsmouth
Pompey have reached an agreement with Derry City to sign Ronan Curtis.
The 22-year-old winger has penned a pre-contract two-year deal and is set to officially become a Blues player on June 9 when the international transfer window reopens.
Curtis – who has represented Republic of Ireland up to under-21 level – will join for an undisclosed fee.
Assistant manager Joe Gallen said: “He’s someone we’ve tracked for the past few months. He’s got a lot of pace and power, and is good in the air as well, so we’re really pleased to bring him here.”
Kal Naismith and Nicke Kabamba
End Of Contract
Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that Jez Bedford, Nicke Kabamba and Theo Widdrington will be released following the expiration of their contracts this summer.
The club have also been unable to reach agreement with Kal Naismith over a new deal and he has decided to pursue options elsewhere.
We would like to thank all those players for their service to the club and wish them well for the future.
Pompey have chosen to take up the option of a new deal for goalkeeper Alex Bass and defender Brandon Haunstrup, and are also talking with Adam May about a new contract for the midfielder.
The club are also in discussions with Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain about extending his contract as he recovers from a broken leg.
Christian Burgess, Conor Chaplin, Matt Clarke, Ben Close, Dion Donohue, Gareth Evans, Oliver Hawkins, Jamal Lowe, Luke McGee, Brett Pitman, Danny Rose, Nathan Thompson and Jack Whatmough are all still under contract.
Sylvain Deslandes, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, Stephen Henderson, Matty Kennedy, Stuart O’Keefe, Connor Ronan and Anton Walkes have returned to their parent clubs following the end of their loan deals at Fratton Park and we thank them for their contributions.
Loan : Nottingham Forest – Portsmouth
Stephen Henderson has returned to Pompey in a loan deal from Nottingham Forest until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper made 27 appearances after joining the Blues in the summer of 2011, but financial problems saw him shipped out to West Ham eight months later.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “I’m delighted to bring Stephen in. His experience will be vital in a young squad, as we enter the crucial final third of the season and push for the top six.”
Henderson started his career at Aston Villa and then played for Bristol City prior to his first stint at Fratton Park.
The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international left the Hammers to join Charlton in 2014, moving to Forest two years later.