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Portsmouth: Leicester City defender emerges as potential arrival

Portsmouth: Leicester City defender emerges as potential arrival - Portsmouth Transfer Rumours

Portsmouth are keen to make a move for Leicester City defender Josh Knight, according to The News, Portsmouth.

Kenny Jackett’s side will face a tough play-off semi final against Oxford United after the League One season was ended via a points-per-game system.

A potential victory in that tie and the subsequent final could see Pompey return to the Championship, leaving Jackett with a huge task this summer to ensure he has the right personnel at the club.

With focus fully on that two-legged affair with Oxford, a reported transfer link has now been mentioned with Knight being linked.

Pompey are expected to lose Christian Burgess this summer, with the central defender refusing to sign a new deal and that has led to the reports of a potential move for Knight.

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 this term in League One.

Replacing Christian Burgess will be an extremely tough thing to do for Kenny Jackett this summer, but Knight could be an excellent addition.

The Leicester City youngster has much potential and has already proven himself in the third tier, helping Peterborough to 10 clean sheets whilst also chipping in with two goals and three assists. Whilst he has played the majority of the current campaign out wide, he is more naturally a defender by trade.

The Premier League club could opt to hand him a loan spell in the Championship and it seems that if Portsmouth can get there, they will be keen.

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