Portsmouth seal capture of Millwall's Mahlon Romeo in last-gasp transfer window swoop

Pompey have unveiled Mahlon Romeo as their 14th – and final – signing of the summer transfer window.

Tuesday, 31st August 2021, 11:00 pm
Mahlon Romeo has tonight joined Pompey on a season-long loan from Millwall. Picture: Jacques Feeney/Getty Images

The Blues landed the Millwall right-back on a season-long loan barely 10 minutes before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

It seals the arrival of a Championship performer who has amassed 221 appearances and four goals during more than six years at The Den.

Romeo will now compete with Kieron Freeman for Pompey’s right-back slot, although can also be utilised as right-sided wing-back should Danny Cowley opt for a back three.

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The Blues’ head coach created room in his squad for the 25-year-old’s arrival by letting Callum Johnson join Accrington on loan last week.

Romeo’s recruitment also allowed Cowley to loan out Haji Mnoga to Bromley until January for first-team experience.

The Millwall man represents the fifth loan signing of Pompey’s transfer window.

He joins Gassan Ahadme, Gavin Bazunu, George Hirst and Miguel Azeez.

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