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Walkes Completes Pompey Switch

Blues make sixth signing of the summer

18 July 2018

Anton Walkes signs for Pompey

Pompey have signed Anton Walkes from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.

The versatile 21-year-old – who spent the second half of last season on loan at Fratton Park – has penned a two-year deal, with the club holding an option for a further 12 months.

Walkes previously featured at both right-back and in midfield, and has been handed the number two shirt.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s somebody we obviously know very well and he had a successful loan spell with us in a number of positions.

"Anton’s still young and has a really big future in the game, so we’re delighted to be able to sign him on a permanent basis."

Kenny Jackett

“When he got injured towards the end of the season, we missed him greatly and so we’re pleased to bring him back.

“Anton’s still young and has a really big future in the game, so we’re delighted to be able to sign him on a permanent basis.

“I’m looking forward to him rejoining the group and getting some minutes on the pitch at Swindon on Saturday.”

Walkes scored on his Pompey debut in a 2-2 draw against Doncaster after arriving on loan back in January.

He played a total of 12 times as the Blues narrowly missed out on a place in the League One play-offs.

Walkes is a graduate of Tottenham’s academy and made a single senior appearance for the Londoners, while also enjoying a spell on loan with MLS outfit Atlanta United.


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