Portsmouth target Josh Knight has seemingly revealed his desire to make a summer move to a Championship club.
Kenny Jackett’s failure to guide Pompey to the Championship from League One for a second successive season has put pressure on his shoulders to develop a side capable of bouncing back next year.
The Portsmouth boss will seemingly look to bolster his squad options this summer and interest in Knight has recently emerged via Portsmouth news.
Knight, who has recently returned to Leicester after spending time at Peterborough for the last one-and-a-half years, is expected to be shipped out on loan by the Premier League club.
The 22-year-old first joined the Posh on loan in January 2019 and since went on to make 24 appearances last term in League One, scoring three goals and providing four assists despite being a defender by trade.
However, despite Portsmouth’s interest, the youngster is reportedly keen on making a move to the Championship in what seems to be a come-get-me-plea to club’s in England’s second tier.
The Leicester City youngster’s desire is reported by Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony, who also revealed that Knight was keen to pursue a consistent role at centre-back.
MacAnthony wrote on Twitter: ‘Josh Knight wants championship football & to focus on playing CB in the champ. Understandable
‘Wish him and family nothing but the best. What a man. Nothing but love for him from the Posh.’
Knight obviously has big plans for himself in the next 12 months and it would prove tricky for Portsmouth to make a move now with his desire to play in England’s second tier.
Kenny Jackett may be better suited to holding off with such a move and perhaps returning when and if his side can gain promotion to the Championship.
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