Joel Ward has completed his switch to Crystal Palace.
The versatile Pompey favourite has penned a four-year deal with the Eagles in a £400,000 deal.
As expected, Ward opted for a move back to the Championship with the Londoners, despite interest from Leeds, Blackpool, Ipswich, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday.
Ward, from Emsworth, grew up as a Pompey fan and came through the club’s ranks.
But Pompey’s financial woes meant the 23-year-old’s exit was a cert this summer.