Portsmouth are no longer showing interest in Liverpool’s youngster Ben Woodburn, according to Portsmouth News.
Kenny Jackett’s side failed to gain promotion for a second consecutive season from League One to the Championship and with the new campaign fast approaching, pressure is firmly on his shoulders to bring in some new players.
One player has already arrived at Fratton Park to add depth to the club’s defence in Sean Raggett, but very few other potential arrivals have emerged.
Woodburn, however, has been linked with a move to the club whilst also having reported interest from Ipswich Town.
The 20-year-old is fully expected to leave Merseyside on loan this summer after Jurgen Klopp made a decision over his short term future, following a spell with Oxford during the 2019/20 campaign.
Featuring 16 times for Portsmouth’s League One play-off opponents, Woodburn suffered a fractured foot during the season but he still managed to score one goal and gain five assists (Transfermarkt).
However, it is now being reported that interest from Jackett’s side has come to an end, meaning the youngster could remain at Anfield.
Woodburn could have been a superb option for Portsmouth next season but it seems the club have now pulled out of a move.
Whether or not that is due to financial restraints or if they have identified a new target remains to be seen, but you have to feel this is a missed opportunity to sign a youthful and ambitious footballer, who did pretty well in the third tier last year with Oxford.
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