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Walkes Leaves For Atlanta

Utility man heads back to America

9 January 2020

Anton Walkes
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Anton Walkes has left Fratton Park to sign for Major League Soccer side Atlanta United for an undisclosed fee.

The versatile 22-year-old scored three goals in 66 appearances for Pompey after arriving, initially on loan, from Tottenham in January 2018.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “Anton’s girlfriend is from America and they have a daughter together, so this is a really good opportunity for him to make a new start over there.

“We understand his reasons for wanting to move away and wish him all the very best for the future.”

Kenny Jackett

“We understand his reasons for wanting to move away and wish him all the very best for the future.”

Walkes had a previous loan spell with Atlanta during the 2017 American season, shortly before joining Pompey.

He appeared 19 times this term – in a variety of roles – and scored in the Leasing.com Trophy draw at Oxford back in October.


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