Sport Ipswich and Portsmouth in race to sign 22-year-old ex-Liverpool player this summer
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Portsmouth’s hopes of finishing inside the play-off places in league One this season were dealt a real blow by their 2-1 defeat at home to Burton Albion on Saturday. That defeat ended a run of four successive wins for Danny Cowley since he took over, but they are still sat in fifth place in the […]That defeat ended a run of four successive wins for Danny Cowley since he took over, but they are still sat in fifth place in the League One table and are still well placed to secure their top-six position. However, they will now have to watch over their shoulders with plenty of sides below them in the table still in with a chance of catching up to them.
Wigan Athletic loanee George Johnston is attracting interest from League One clubs Ipswich Town and Portsmouth this summer, per.
The 22-year-old joined the Latics on loan for the rest of the season in January from Dutch giants Feyenoord, moving back much closer to his north west roots after failing to break into the senior setup in Holland.
Johnston swapped Merseyside for Rotterdam in 2019 when departing Liverpool, a club he’d been at since he was a child, and was hoping to experience more first-team football on the continent than he would at home.
Long-serving Ipswich Town man comments on his Portman Road future
Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers has insisted that he would love to sign a new contract with the club this summer. As things stand, Chambers is one of a long list of Ipswich players whose current deals with the club are set to expire at the end of this season, meaning there is plenty of […]As things stand, Chambers is one of a long list of Ipswich players whose current deals with the club are set to expire at the end of this season, meaning there is plenty of uncertainty around Portman Road at the minute.
But it hasn’t come to fruition for the centre-back, making just four Eredivisie appearances before returning to England for the rest of the current campaign.
With his Feyenoord contract expiring at the end of the season (although the club have an optional 12-month extension), it looks as though his career will continue back in Britain, with two big League One sides in the hunt for him.
And Johnston’s performances for Wigan have clearly not gone unnoticed if Football Insider are to be believed – there could be a real fight for the Manchester-born defender in the summer.
Wigan will no doubt want to try and bring Johnston in permanently, but they may be in League Two next season unless they can put a run of good results together.
That would put them in an impossible position to try and bring Johnston in permanently, and it would pave the way for an Ipswich or a Portsmouth to swoop.
Johnston probably expected his career to be a bit further developed by now after making the move to Holland, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out and at 22 years old, he still has time to make his way up the leagues in England, and that journey could start this summer.
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A number of Ipswich Town supporters have been reacting to the brutally honest assessment of manager Paul Cook on where the Tractor Boys are at the moment following their 3-0 defeat at AFC Wimbledon. Cook’s side headed into the game needing to show more than they had done in their previous two games which had […]Cook’s side headed into the game needing to show more than they had done in their previous two games which had both ended in goalless draws against Rochdale and MK Dons. However, things would get even worse for them in the first half at AFC Wimbledon with the Tractor Boys falling two goals behind inside the opening 25 minutes. Josh Harrop was then sent off three minutes later.