Former Portsmouth target Tom Lockyer becomes shock free agent after Charlton's relegation
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The man who Kenny Jackett was trailing last summer before he joined Charlton can walk away from his contract after the Addicks’ relegation, say the South London Press.
A clause was inserted in Lockyer’s two-year contract saying he would be free to leave if the scenario which unfolded on a dramatic final evening in the Championship occurred.
But any Pompey fans thinking Lockyer would make the perfect recruit to boost their lack of central defensive options may have to think again.
The Welsh international has impressed in the second tier for Lee Bowyer’s side as one of his team’s most consistent performers.
And the incoming wage cap will apply the brakes on any continued interest from PO4 developing.
Pompey, of course, will be operating under a wage cap if EFL proposals are given the green light in the coming weeks, with a £2.5m ceiling mooted for League One.
Lockyer made 43 appearances for Charlton in the Championship as well as picking up four international caps for Wales in European Championship qualifiers.