Vital Football

Attention now focused on Tottenham goalkeeper

Attention now focused on Tottenham goalkeeper

Pompey have and then haven't been signing Brighton's Christian Walton - a scenario that has seen the dial swing back and forth as a likely scenario.

Tottenham's Luke McGee has also been mentioned as an option.

Now, having become 'frustrated' in the attempts to bring Walton in on loan the News - admittedly NOT the original source as I've seen others reporting it before - claims a decision has been made.

Kenny Jackett has decided on McGee and 'Pompey are closing in' on the Tottenham goalkeeper, who spent last season with Peterborough, making 45 appearances. As the Spurs keeper, 21, is available on a permanent deal he's become the 'more attractive proposition' to Walton.

Another summer where Pompey have been looking for a keeper - this shouldn't be a constant position of concern - had also seen former academy shot-stopper Harry Isted train with the Blues.

However, a deal for Isted hasn't been offered.

Released by Stoke after they decided he didn't have a future in the Premier League, having joined them from Southampton after previously leaving Fratton Park for the lot up the road, Isted is now trying his luck at Luton.

Again, not the first place this was reported, but the News said Chichester-born Isted, 20, has now linked up with Luton after Jackett opted against offering a deal after being impressed by Alex Bass.

Walton is a name I knew and fancied having at Fratton but McGee spent a season gaining League One experience at Peterborough, impressing by all accounts during the campaign-long loan.

Posh wanted McGee back but Pompey are going to do a deal with Tottenham - Jackett should be familiar with the keeper from his time at Spurs so I'll trust that judgement.


Follow @VitalPortsmouth.

Pompey Bloggers
Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday July 11 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News


Recent Portsmouth Articles

Worthy of a new deal?

So, Danny Rose, as we know, isn't going to play again this season. As things stand this would mean he'll not pull on a Pompey shirt again as his contract expires in the summer.

Sickening Rotherham winner

Losing on Saturday was bad enough, the fact this was an added time winner more so. The cherry on the cake was the fact Rotherham's goal came from ex-Pompey full back Joe Mattock.

On this day in history...22nd January

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 22nd January.

On this day in history...21st January

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 21st January.

Portsmouth Archived Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Danny Rose get a new deal?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Yes, get it done ASAP60%
Yes, once he's proven his fitness20%
No, regardless of his injury20%
I'll sit on the fence - KJ knows best0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

Write for Vital Football