Portsmouth are keen to make a summer move for Tranmere Rovers defender Manny Monthe, according to Alan Nixon.
The journalist Nixon tweeted that Pompey are interested in the 25-year-old, having been quizzed by a fan on Twitter.
Portsmouth. Very keen to sign Tranmere centre half Monthe this time round.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 12, 2020
After missing out on the chance to gain promotion from League One, Kenny Jackett will now look to improve his squad over the summer as they hope to get into the Championship next year. The Pompey manager saw his side lose in the play-off semi-final to Oxford recently but plans for next term seem to already be gaining pace.
Christian Burgess is set to leave the club, having agreed a deal to Belgian side Union SG, and that will hand Jackett the chance to find a suitable replacement. Monthe is duly being lined up as a potential successor to Burgess, with a renewal in Portsmouth’s interest after they were reportedly set to make a tentative move in for him in January.
Monthe began his career with Queens Park Rangers and rose up through their youth ranks before leaving in 2014 and having spells with Whitehawk, Tonbridge Angels, Heybridge Swifts, Hayes and Yeading United and Bath City, before Forest Green made a move to sign him in 2016 (as per Transfermarkt).
This seems like a great move for Portsmouth, given that Monthe already has plentiful experience of League One, and a switch to Fratton Park would keep him at that level after Tranmere were relegated.
His arrival seems like it would be a perfect replacement for the departing Burgess.
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