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No movement on Pompey exit for Curtis

An update has emerged on Portsmouth forward Ronan Curtis, regarding his potential exit this month.

What’s the talk?

According to The News, there has been no movement behind the scenes on an exit from Fratton Park for winger Ronan Curtis.

The report claims that the attacker has made it clear that he would like to test himself at Championship level, but there is nothing in the works to see him make the step up this summer. Cardiff, Preston and Blackburn are said to have been keen on the Irishman but nothing has materialised as of yet.

Will Curtis remain at Portsmouth?

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Pompey fans will be buzzing

Portsmouth fans will surely be buzzing with this news as it appears to indicate that there is a strong chance Curtis will still be at the club by the time the window closes next week. Never say never in football, of course, but with nothing imminent, at the moment, Pompey fans can afford to be hopeful of the forward being available to Danny Cowley until January, at least.

Despite failing to register a goal or assist in the first four League One matches of the season, the overall standard of Curtis’ performances has been impressive. He has averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.05, creating 1.5 chances and making an eye-catching 2.8 tackles per game.

This comes after he averaged a score of 7.11 in the 2020/21 campaign, scoring 10 and assisting seven in 42 matches for the club. Last season, Cowley claimed that Curtis is going to become a top player if he can control his emotions on the pitch. He told The News:

“There’s a lot of work to do on that because he’s going to be a top player – and to become a top player you must always be in emotional control otherwise the opponent is going to see that as a weakness and try to exploit that.

“The higher level you go, the more emotional it is and the more you’ve got to show control.

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“We are working really hard with Ronan. He is so willing and keen to want to improve in that area and he was brilliant on Saturday.”

This highlights how valuable he is to Portsmouth and why fans would be delighted to see him remain at Fratton Park for the foreseeable future.

It could be difficult for Cowley to replace a player who is able to deliver consistent performances along with goals and assists, especially if he left in the final few days of the window.

Hopefully, the Ireland international will be able to hit the heights of his 2020/21 campaign and his goals and assists will be able to fire Pompey to the Championship, which is where he wants to play.

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