Gareth Evans has already sent his congratulations to Adam Webster – and believes the defender will thrive at Ipswich.
This week will see the confirmation of the 21-year-old’s Portman Road transfer for a fee well in excess of £500,000.
You think of how well he played in both FA Cup games against Ipswich and it is no shock they have come in for himGareth Evans
Paul Cook will also receive Matt Clarke to plug the hole left by Webster’s departure after 11 years at Fratton Park.
Last summer Pompey cashed in on Jed Wallace for around £800,000 in a deal with Wolves.
Now it’s Webster’s turn – and Evans is delighted to see his team-mate get the chance of Championship football.
The midfielder said: ‘Webbo has had an excellent season and everyone has been saying throughout what a good player he is.
‘It has not really surprised me he has moved on.
‘Everyone in the changing room wishes him well and hopes he has the career that his ability warrants.
‘I know some of us have sent him a text wishing him all the best, so good to luck to him.
‘I really liked playing with Webbo because he breaks out of defence well and if I manage to find a decent position in a hole coming off the wing he often finds me.
‘Then you think of how well he played in both FA Cup games against Ipswich and it is no shock they have come in for him.
‘I am sure he will kick on and wouldn’t be surprised to see him at the top level one day.
‘He has absolutely everything in his armoury, is big, strong, aggressive, quick and with a good footballing brain as well.
‘Such a lovely lad, really down to earth, the lads are going to miss him around the changing room but that’s football – you expect players to move on and he fully deserves it.’