Portsmouth transfer gossip: Blues join Barnsley, Millwall, MK Dons and Morecambe in race for Oldham midfielder Dylan Bahamboula

Pompey are reportedly tracking highly-rated Oldham midfielder Dylan Bahamboula.

By Mark McMahon
Friday, 29th October 2021, 5:10 pm
Updated Friday, 29th October 2021, 5:12 pm

That’s according to Football League World, who also claim Championship duo Barnsley and Millwall – alongside MK Dons and Morecambe – are also keen on the Congo international.

The 26-year-old is seen as the Latics’ star man, with his silky skills and eye for a goal making him a massive favourite at Boundary Park.

He’s been with Keith Curle’s side since October 2020, after arriving on a free transfer from Bulgarian side Tsarsko Selo, and has adapted superbly to life in England after previous spells in France, Romania and Algeria.

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He's racked up 57 appearances in that time, scoring 11 goals – while Bahamboula isn’t short of assists, either, with 12 to his name as well.

His outstanding form prompted Oldham to offer him a new deal last March – and Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock to offer him a trial at the Riverside Stadium in the summer.

A move never materialised, though, with the emergence of young Jeremy Sivi at Boro a factor in that decision.

However, that hasn’t stopped attacking midfielder Bahamboula gaining admirers from elsewhere, with Pompey among those supposedly keeping tabs on developments.

Oldham midfielder Dylan Bahamboula. Picture: James Gill/Getty Images

Despite signing a new deal earlier this year, the attacking midfielder’s contract runs out at the end of the season, which will allow him to move on a free transfer.