'Should be absolutely all over it.Can see us easily missing out.A class signing' - Portsmouth verdict on summer swoop for released Manchester United man
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The centre-back was released by Manchester United on Monday after the Red Devils opted against taking up a further 12-month option in his contract.
This will see the defender’s five-year stay at Old Trafford come to a close at the end of the month.
John Mousinho previously revealed his desire to bring the ex-Hull man back this summer as he looks to form his promotion-contending side.
Following the news of the central defender’s departure from Manchester United, the Pompey fans came out in their numbers on social media to share their thoughts on a potential return in the window.
Here’s the best of the reaction from Twitter.
@Niall_Judge26: Would be a brilliant signing but fear that the fact he’s now a free agent will actually work against us. Low risk, smart pick up for a championship team who can look beyond his last year where he’s obviously not played much.
@PropPersonnel: Most people seem to be forgetting that he has a massive say in this and surely someone leaving Man Utd will be aiming higher than L1? That said, I'd be delighted if we could sign him. Alongside Towler, they'd make a great CB pairing.
@fm_researcher: No chance, Championship team will offer £15k more than us.
@RoryPeter7: Should be absolutely all over it.
@JamesLewis1208: I honestly believe he will get a Championship move especially as a free agent his performances for Hull and his limited action for us will see someone take a risk on him hope to be wrong as would be a quality option.
@POMPEYBENNY: No brainer of a signing for a club looking to invest in upcoming, talented young players that can be sold for a profit, and a club wanting to seal promotion out of this god awful league. So, we won’t be signing him then.
@HarvMarksy: Get it sorted. Definitely gonna have a lot of options isn’t he, one I can see us easily missing out on.
@puckdropuk: Would be a class signing. I like the way Bernard and Towler looked together towards the end of the season.
@PompeyG90: This will see the ownership’s ambition, we’ve been told the club want him... Now can they get it done?
@MousinhosMoose: Taking into account the lad wasn't match sharp & was working his way back to fitness when he joined in Jan after a long lay off I think personally I saw enough about him at 22 to be a worthwhile player. I'd say his ceiling is higher than Towler.