Portsmouth are not in a position to make a permanent move for Steve Seddon, who spent last term on loan from Championship side Birmingham City.
The 22-year-old arrived at Fratton Park during the January transfer window, sealing a short term loan deal.
Helping Kenny Jackett’s side to a play-off place, the left-back was also involved in the League One play-off semi-final which ended in defeat against Oxford United, thus ending Pompey’s chances of gaining promotion to the Championship.
Making 12 appearances in England’s third tier for Portsmouth, Seddon made a good impression, netting two goals and gaining one assist despite being a defender by trade.
Valued at £135,000 by Transfermarkt, reports had emerged linking the defender with a return to Portsmouth this summer.
However, the latest report from Portsmouth News now claims that the former Premier League club are not in a position to make a permanent move.
That reported stance comes after failing to gain promotion to the Championship and a potential salary cap set out by the English Football League in League One and League Two, an issue that the club’s chief executive officer Mark Catlin discussed earlier this week.
Seddon made a good impression at Portsmouth and he would be a superb permanent signing this summer, however, it does seem that the potential salary cap is already causing problems at Fratton Park.
That being said, how much Birmingham are exactly asking for Seddon is anyone’s guess with his market value predicted to be below the £200,000 mark. If he isn’t in the Blues’ plans, perhaps the south coast side club could arrange another loan deal further down the line.
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