The signing of Anton Walkes will not come as any great surprise to the Fratton faithful.
News of a permanent contract for the 21-year-old has been rumbling on in the press for a number of weeks now.
But, having spent the second half of last season on loan with the Blues, he has finally completed a switch from Tottenham.
And Walkes is delighted to get the deal over the line, as he turns his attention to helping Pompey achieve a successful 2018/19 campaign.
He said: “It’s a great feeling because this has been developing for quite some time now.
“I was getting fit again from my injury over the summer and there was a lot of talk going on, so I had to be patient.
"This is definitely a new beginning for me and it’s the challenge that I need at this stage of my career."
“But I want to get settled here, have somewhere to call home and push on from what happened last season.
“There are a lot of great people at Tottenham and I thank them for getting me to the point I’m at, but now it’s all about doing well for Pompey.
“This is definitely a new beginning for me and it’s the challenge that I need at this stage of my career, as I try to push on.
“We know what the level is and how we have to improve. There’s a great group here and promotion is the expectation.”
Walkes netted on his Pompey debut against Doncaster back in February and was used as both a right-back and central midfielder.
He said: “My debut goal was a great feeling and took some pressure off my shoulders. Hopefully there will be a few more.
“As long as I’m on the pitch and able to do a job, then I’ll take that. I’m ready for any challenge in any position.”