Portsmouth eyeing loan move for Millwall defender ahead of deadline day

Millwall’s Mahlon Romeo has today emerged as a defensive option for Pompey.

Saturday, 28th August 2021, 1:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 28th August 2021, 1:39 pm
Mahlon Romeo in action for Millwall.    Pic Steve Ellis
Mahlon Romeo in action for Millwall. Pic Steve Ellis

Danny Cowley is keen to explore a loan opportunity for the Championship right-back before the close of the transfer window on Tuesday night.

Romeo has been earmarked as a potential replacement for Callum Johnson at the back, following his loan departure for Fleetwood Town yesterday.

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Interestingly, Cowley is in the market for a right-sided centre-back who can play centre-back.

That is proving tougher than anticipated, however, with Romeo primarily a right-back, although he did fill in centrally in a back three for Millwall last season.

The Londoner has picked up a stack of Championship experience after signing for the Lions from Gillingham in 2015, making 221 outings in all competitions.

Pompey are closing in on a deal for Miguel Azeez with Cowley is also in the market for a striker.

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