Danny Cowley’s Portsmouth side are interested in a deal to bring Harry Toffolo to Fratton Park this summer.
That’s according to the BBC reporter Andrew Moon, who claimed in a post on Twitter that Pompey are targeting the Huddersfield Town left-back ahead of a potential move in the upcoming transfer window.
In the season just gone, the 25-year-old highly impressed over his 31 Championship fixtures, scoring two goals, registering three assists and creating four big chances for his teammates, as well as helping his side keep eight clean sheets and making an average of 1.9 interceptions, 0.8 tackles and 1.1 key passes per game, culminating in an average SofaScore match rating of 6.91 – ranking him as the club’s joint fifth-best player in the second tier.
However, considering just how well the £1.62m-rated defender performed for Huddersfield last season, it is questionable whether, firstly, the club would be willing to let him go this summer and, secondly, whether he would be willing to drop back down in division.
Although, Danny Cowley could prove to be a decisive factor in the potential switch, as the 42-year-old has signed Toffolo on two separate occasions in the past, firstly for Lincoln back in 2018 and then for Huddersfield in 2020.
As such, when taking into account the faith the Portsmouth manager has shown in him previously, perhaps the former England U20 international will be more inclined to make the move to League One this summer.
And, with Cowley obviously being a fan of the defender – whom he himself dubbed as “rampaging“, “hard-working” and “one of the best human beings we have ever worked with” – it would seem highly advisable for Mark Catlin to do all he can to land the £7.5k-per-week ace for his manager this summer, as the relationship between the two could well prove to be a key factor in Pompey securing a play-off position next season.