Update on Portsmouth starlet's future on deadline day amid interest in Millwall defender

Haji Mnoga’s Pompey future is dependent on Danny Cowley landing a defender on deadline day.

Tuesday, 31st August 2021, 4:55 am

The Blues boss is keen for the homegrown prospect to go out on loan to aid his development this season.

But Cowley explained a short-term exit for Mnoga will be rely on landing a right-sided defender before 11pm tonight.

Rochdale have been credited with interest in the 19-year-old, with a number of League Two sides said to be keen.

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Pompey are keen on Millwall right-back Mahlon Romeo, after missing out on TJ Eyoma following his move from Spurs to Lincoln.

It promises to be a day where the business has repercussions for where Mnoga plays his football this season.

Cowley said: ‘We’re just looking for the right option for Haji.

Haji Mnoga. (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/phcimages.com)

‘I would really like him to go out for his long-term development.

‘But if I’m selfish I’ll keep him in, because he’s a boy who can right-back and right cente-half.

‘Him playing 10 to 15 games will not be enough for his development, so the plan has always been to get him out - but it depends on getting someone in.

‘We wouldn’t want to leave ourselves light.’

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