Portsmouth revealed on Friday that they had completed the signing of versatile midfielder Tom Naylor on a three-year contract.
Naylor is still contracted to Burton Albion, but his deal with the recently relegated club will expire at the end of June – when he will officially join Portsmouth.
Naylor made the move to Burton in 2015 following three years with Derby County, and scored four times in 37 appearances for the Brewers during the 2017-18 campaign.
Just 26 years of age, it is a real coup for a Portsmouth side that finished eighth in the League One table last season.
Head coach Kenny Jackett revealed his delight when speaking about the new arrival on Portsmouth’s official website.
And now the club’s supporters have had their say on the summer acquisition.
Securing the services of a player who more than held his own in the Championship last season has gone down well with the Portsmouth fans on social media.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to the announcement can be seen below:
WELL THIS CAME OUT OF NO WHERE
— L (@ffslluke) June 8, 2018
Brilliant signing a big strong ball winner exactly what we need
— Lee laver (@laver_lee) June 8, 2018
— Ollie (@OllieMitch93) June 8, 2018
At least he’s not on loan
— Sam Parsons (@samparsns) June 8, 2018
Welcome to pompey @tomnaylor2 ??
— Sam Hayward (@Samhayward215) June 8, 2018
@Clarkeyboy12345 good signing that
— Liam McDermott (@_liammac11) June 8, 2018