Portsmouth transfer gossip: Blues in talks with Lewis Wing as Middlesbrough are prepared to cancel midfielder's loan at Sheffield Wednesday

Pompey could be set to turn their attentions to Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing as their pursuit of Rotherham’s Jamie Lindsay proves difficult.

By Mark McMahon
Monday, 31st January 2022, 11:49 am

As revealed by The News, Danny Cowley might be forced to wait until the summer to get the man who’s emerged as a prime midfield target.

And that has led to speculation that 26-year-old Wing, who is currently on loan at League One rivals Sheffield Wednesday, could be an alternative option on a short-term arrangement.

Indeed, according to journalist Peter O’Rourke, discussions have already been held with the player about a loan move, which would be his fourth n recent seasons after similar spells at Yeovil and Rotherham.

Part of those talks would need to include his current spell at the Owls, where Wing has made 24 appearances this term.

However, the player has not matched expectations at Hillsborough, with his last appearance coming on January 2 when Darren Moore’s side lost 1-0 at Shrewsbury.

He has been left out of Wednesday’s past three match-day squads and it is being reported that Championship Middlesbrough are prepared to cancel his loan at the Yorkshire outfit.

Cowley told The News last week that he would not be held to ransom by clubs when it came to paying transfer fees.

Reported Pompey target Lewis Wing Picture:Jacques Feeney/Getty Images

As a result, he also confirmed that he would be willing to take another player on loan despite having five loanees already in his ranks.