Portsmouth academy defender Harvey Rew has signed his first professional contract, as reported on the club’s official website.
Will Kenny Jackett still be Portsmouth manager by the end of the season?
The deal will keep the 17-year-old at Fratton Park for two years, with Pompey holding the option to add another year:
— Portsmouth FC (@Pompey) October 2, 2019
The defender, who can also play in midfield, has never played for the Portsmouth first team, but has represented Wales at under-16s and under-17 level, as well as impressing in the academy.
Judging by the replies to the announcement, it seems that word of the teenager’s ability has already spread wide among sections of Pompey’s fanbase, as many supporters are excited to see him committing his future to the club.
Some are even suggesting that he should be tried in the first team alongside Christian Burgess straight away, with Oli Hawkins still out injured following the Carabao Cup loss against Southampton.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the announcement, including posts from excited Portsmouth fans, can be seen below:
Get him in the team.
— Peter (@84Knight) October 2, 2019
— Jack Hancock (@jackhancock20) October 2, 2019
He’ll do a better job than anyone but burgess right now
— Billy (@bwpfc) October 2, 2019
Leeds were sniffing around after him so this is good news.
— Nick Petrie (@Nick_Petrie) October 2, 2019
Better than what we have back there atm
— Liam Rookyard (@Rooks9295) October 2, 2019
Can he play on Saturday
— jawnofthedead (@jezatron) October 2, 2019
Portsmouth fans, would you like to see Rew in the first team? Join the discussion by commenting below…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!