Hermann waiting on new deal

Hermann Hreidarsson
Hermann Hreidarsson
Pompey celebrate Conor Chaplin's goal against Bournemouth. Picture: Shaun Boggust

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Hermann Hreidarsson expects his future to be resolved after Pompey’s takeover is completed.

The defender revealed he’d received indications there will be a new Blues deal in the offing for him.

But with the proposed takeover by Convers Sports Initiative ongoing, he is being forced to wait to agree a new contract.

The 36-year-old’s existing deal is about to come to a close, with the Icelandic international one of 18 temporary and permanent players at the club in that position.

He is keen to stay put, however, and is happy to agree another deal after fighting back from a career-threatening Achilles injury.

Hreidarsson said: ‘We’ve spoken (about a new contract).

‘It’s all hanging around at the moment, possibly because of the takeover.

‘We’re chopping and changing and aren’t knowing which players are going to be here.

‘We have to get the takeover sorted first. Maybe there is more important things than me. I’m hoping to stay, though. I want to stay.

‘Hopefully, I’ll be sitting down at some stage soon and signing that lucrative 10-year contract!’

Meanwhile, Hreidarsson has called on Pompey to end the season on a positive note as they travel to Scunthorpe this weekend.

The Iron will be bidding farewell to the Championship in the season closer, after being condemned to relegation.

Hreidarsson said: ‘They will want to end on a high and we should be out to spoil their party. It’s the last game before a long holiday and we’ll want to end on a positive.

‘We aren’t looking over shoulders going into the last game but we want to end in good spirits.’