Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis has spoken out on the latest round of speculation surrounding his future after being linked with a host of Championship clubs in recent weeks.
According to Derbyshire Live, Derby County, Blackburn Rovers, Brentford and Reading are the latest front-runners to sign a player who seems to have perked the interest of half the division.
The Republic of Ireland international arrived from the League of Ireland back in 2018 via sensational business by Pompey, setting them back just £100,000.
The winger has hit double figures in each of his three League One seasons, putting together another impressive campaign this time round with ten goals and seven assists.
Curtis said: “I know there is a lot of interest from clubs above us right now. That’s encouraging, but all I’m concentrating on is helping Portsmouth to go up.
“What happens at the end of the season will be taken care of. I just want to repay the faith Portsmouth showed in me by helping get us up.”
Indeed, Curtis has not been forthcoming about where his future may lie due to an impending play-off campaign on the South Coast, although Charlton Athletic and Oxford United could put an end to that on the final day.
Such a gut-wrenching event would effectively end Portsmouth’s season, pushing the resolution of Curtis’ future to the forefront of their summer agenda.
With Derby potentially facing relegation and Brentford chasing promotion, it could well be the more stable environments of Reading and Blackburn who have the upper hand in concluding the deal early. For now, though, Curtis still has work to do.