Preston striker Jayden Stockley looks to be nearing a move away – and it seems that Portsmouth have won the race.
Signed from Exeter City in January 2019, Stockley notched eight goals and six assists in 71 games for North End.
He never really nailed down the starting job though, and with his contract up in 2022, Preston have decided to sell now rather than lose him for nothing.
Where is Stockley going?
The Lancashire Post reported earlier today that Portsmouth – Stockley’s former club – and Charlton Athletic, where the striker spent time on loan last season, had both made bids.
Sheffield Wednesday are also thought to be keen, but Football Insider state that it’s Portsmouth who have won the race ahead of Ipswich Town.
With four League One clubs keen, Stockley hasn’t been short of suitors, and it seems that a move to Fratton Park is now on the cards.
Portsmouth move would send Stockley ‘home’
Stockley hails from Poole on the South Coast, meaning a move to Portsmouth would allow him to return to his roots.
He has even spent time on loan at Portsmouth in the past, whilst his upbringing at Bournemouth shows just how important the South Coast is to Stockley.
Few could blame him for seeking this move, and after bagging eight League One goals whilst on loan at Charlton, we would expect to see more goals from him next term.