Report: Portsmouth place opening bid of £200,000 for Gillingham defender Jack Tucker who is also wanted by Celtic, Rangers, Hull, Peterborough, Brentford and Reading

Pompey have lodged an ‘opening bid of £200,000’ for Gillingham defender Jack Tucker.

Sunday, 20th June 2021, 8:58 am
Pompey are reportedly interested in Gillingham defender Jack Tucker.  Picture: James Chance/Getty Images
Pompey are reportedly interested in Gillingham defender Jack Tucker. Picture: James Chance/Getty Images

That’s according to the Sun on Sunday, who claim Danny Cowley wants to bring the highly-rated 21-year-old to Fratton Park and be part of his Blues rebuild.

Tucker, a centre-half, has been attracting admirers since making his Gills debut in 2017.

Old Firm duo Celtic and Rangers have been linked with him in the past.

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Newly-promoted Hull and Peterborough are also reportedly keen.

Meanwhile, it has been claimed that both Reading and Brentford had bids rejected for his services back in January.

One report even suggests that the Bees saw a £1m bid turned down by the Priestfield club during the last transfer window.

It now looks as if Pompey might have made one of those clubs to have lodged a bid, with Sun on Sunday reporter Alan Nixon claiming that an increased offer is a must of they want to land the prospect, who has made 86 appearances for the League One outfit.

A figure in and around the £1m bracket has been mention, while some reports suggest Tucker is rated as a £1.5m defender.

Pompey are in need of defensive reinforcements after Jack Whatmough left on a free transfer to move to Wigan.