Portsmouth welcome former Charlton and West Ham youngster Jay Mingi back as Danny Cowley takes second look at midfielder

Former triallist Jay Mingi has returned to Pompey.

By Mark McMahon
Tuesday, 10th August 2021, 3:24 pm
Pompey triallist Jay Mingi  Picture: Rogan/JMP
Pompey triallist Jay Mingi Picture: Rogan/JMP

The former Charlton and West Ham youngster is back training with the Blues – two weeks after being initially told the club would not be signing him.

He was released on the same day as goalkeeper Corey Addai, after appearing in pre-season games for Danny Cowley.

The News understands that the Pompey boss always intended to revisit a move for Mingi.

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And while no deal is imminent, he is seen as someone who could fit into the ‘young players’ category Cowley wants on the periphery of his first-team squad.

At present, only Liam Vincent and Jayden Reid have been added to the Blues’ ranks in that capacity.

Twenty-year-old Mingi is under the Pompey microscope after leaving Charlton this summer with the midfielder initially coming through the ranks at West Ham.

Cowley has boosted his midfield options in the past 24 hours by securing deals for Joe Morrell and Louis Thompson.

That takes his outlay on midfielders to four this summer, with both Shaun Williams and Ryan Tunnicliffe arriving earlier in the transfer window.