Portsmouth: Griffiths wants Cheltenham move
Portsmouth have been dealt a huge blow in the race to land £450k-rated West Brom starlet Josh Griffiths as it has been revealed that the shot-stopper wants to return to Cheltenham.
What’s the talk?
According to Hampshire Live, Portsmouth are one of a number of clubs looking at Griffiths as a potential signing following his impressive campaign on loan at Cheltenham. Pompey are currently set to go into the 2021/22 campaign with one senior goalkeeper on the books, with Alex Bass the only player contracted beyond the end of the month between the sticks.
Cheltenham chairman Andy Wilcox has now claimed that Griffiths is eager to return for a second loan spell with the club and has reiterated that he would like the 19-year-old back as his club’s number one. Wilcox told Gloucestershire Live:
“Ideally, we’d want Josh Griffiths back on loan as number one, but we’ll see how it goes.
“Firstly, he wants to come back to Cheltenham, which is the most important thing. He really enjoyed it here.
“He’s just got better and better, so credit to Booky (Steve Book, goalkeeping coach) for giving him confidence. He has a big future, that lad.”
Do Portsmouth need a new goalkeeper?