The latest news on Marcus Harness’ situation at Portsmouth amid Blackburn Rovers transfer talk | OneFootball
The latest news on Marcus Harness’ situation at Portsmouth amid Blackburn Rovers transfer talk
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Portsmouth are facing a very difficult situation regarding the long-term future of Marcus Harness with interest emerging in the instrumental 25-year-old ahead of the January transfer window.
Harness has been one of Portsmouth’s most important players throughout the campaign to date and the attacker has managed to weigh in with eight goals in his 19 League One appearances.
That of course makes him Pompey’s leading goal scorer this term so far and he has registered five more than any other player in Danny Cowley’s squad in all competitions.
However, Portsmouth are at risk of losing Harness at the moment with the 25-year-old still currently entering the latter part of his existing deal with the club. Although, Pompey do have the option to trigger a one-year extension on his deal to avoid losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Given Harness’ contractual situation at Fratton Park and his form so far this season, it is no surprise that interest has emerged in the attacking midfielder.
Blackburn Rovers are believed by the Lancashire Telegraph to be interested in making a potential move for the 25-year-old as they aim to bolster their attacking options for the second half of the campaign.
That has since that Harness continues to be one of the names that Portsmouth are considering making a move for. That comes with Rovers also thought to be considering making an attempt to sign Aberdeen’s Ryan Hedges.
Speaking to The News at the start of the month, Harness suggested that he is open to staying at Fratton Park, but he also revealed that there had been no discussions at that stage with Pompey with regards to a potential new deal.
Danny Cowley has since told the media that he is relaxed about Harness’ contractual situation and that he also does not want the 25-year-old to be allowed to leave the club during the January transfer window.
Therefore, Blackburn and other potential suitors might find it difficult to try and secure a move for him when the window opens.
It does though not seem like a new contract is coming any time soon for Harness at Portsmouth and that means that there will continue to be uncertainty over his potential long-term future at Fratton Park ahead of the winter window.