Portsmouth have announced a deal to sign Sean Raggett on a free transfer via their official website.
After missing out on promotion from League One this year, Fratton Park boss Kenny Jackett was met with the double exit of defenders Christian Burgess (Union Saint-Gilloise) and Brandon Haunstrup (Kilmarnock).
Following those departures, Pompey’s interest in a deal for Raggett began last month. The centre-back saw his contract come to an end with Norwich City at the end of June, having spent last season on loan with Portsmouth.
A two-year deal has now been agreed, with Portsmouth releasing the news this afternoon, and the defender has discussed his permanent move to Fratton Park.
“I spoke to the gaffer a few times. It was an obvious conversation because everyone knows promotion’s the goal and he wanted me to be a part of that,” Raggett told the club’s official website.
“I enjoyed working with him and all the boys last season, so I’m delighted to be coming back to the club.
“We were a bit unlucky last season and so now we’re looking forward to getting back and pushing for success again.”
Raggett made a total of 26 appearances for Portsmouth last season on loan, netting two goals and securing two assists.
This is a great start to the summer transfer window for Portsmouth as Raggett will provide Jackett with some much-needed defensive cover.
The central defender made a good impression last term and he will be hoping to push forward and help the club to finally get back into the Championship next year.
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