David Norris was impressed with Harvey White during his loan spell with Portsmouth last season and has urged the club to re-sign him this summer.
The teenager made the loan switch from Tottenham for the remainder of the campaign in January as Pompey looked to get their promotion bid back on track.
And whilst their hopes of making the top-six bid proved a failed one, White made a big impact in what was his first taste of regular senior football.
White had made just two first-team appearances at Spurs prior to his Fratton Park move, but quickly became a regular under Paul Lambert and then Danny Cowley as Portsmouth finished eighth, two points off the play-offs.
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The 19-year-old ended up appearing in all but five of Pompey’s final 26 League One matches, and even scored his first professional goal in the victory at Oxford.
Norris was asked whether the former side should bring the midfielder back next season, and he exclusively told The Transfer Tavern:
“I think they should. I heard he did very well. It was his first loan, which can always be a little bit of a worry, players find their feet coming away from clubs to lower leagues might need a loan move or two to settle down.
“But from what I heard and what he’s done, he did very well. He didn’t look out of place, looked hungry and can pass the ball as well.”
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