Portsmouth closing in on deal for Sunderland transfer 'target' after fighting-off competition

Portsmouth are set to win the race for in-demand defender Clark Robertson – who had been linked with a move to Sunderland.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 1:26 pm

The Scottish centre back left Rotherham United earlier this summer and had been rumoured to be a target for the Black Cats, who are looking for a number of new signings.

Aberdeen and Plymouth Argyle were also reported to be keen on Robertson – but it’s Portsmouth who are now set to seal a deal.

The News report that the 27-year-old has agreed terms with the Fratton Park side and that the deal will be confirmed once a medical is completed.

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Robertson will be Portsmouth’s second signing of the summer.

Sunderland meanwhile, are yet to dip into the market after releasing seven players at the conclusion of the 2020/21 season.

The club are actively seeking new recruits but are prepared to be patient in the pursuit of their key targets.

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