Transfer Gossip: Portsmouth to demand £3m for Blackburn target Ronan Curtis

Blackburn will have to stump up the cash if they are to convince Pompey to sell Ronan Curtis.

By Mark McMahon
Sunday, 19th January 2020, 7:57 am
Updated Sunday, 19th January 2020, 2:04 pm

That’s according to The Sun, who today claim the Blues have put a £3m price tag on the Republic of Ireland international.

As reported by The News, Pompey have no desire to part company with their 11-goal top scorer as they chase promotion back to the Championship.

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Yet that hasn’t stopped his immediate future being the subject of speculation, with today’s Sun report the latest on Blackburn’s pursuit of the winger.

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is a known admirer of the 23-year-old former Derry City wide man, who arrived from Fratton Park in the summer of 2018 for £100,000.

And that interest has stepped up after Curtis’ superb form in recent weeks following a dip in form at the beginning of the campaign.

His goals have reignited Pompey’s promotion ambitions, with the Blues outside the play-off positions only on goal difference and with a game in hand.

Ronan Curtis, right, celebrates Christian Burgess' match-winner against Bolton Picture: Daniel Chesterton

The three-times-capped Ireland international, who helped the Blues to a 1-0 win at Bolton yesterday, is out of contract at the end of the season, but Pompey have the option for an additional 12 months.

Last summer, Wigan had to stump up a free in advance of £2.5m for Jamal Lowe – another player who shone on the wings at Fratton Park.