Pompey have completed the signing of 21-year-old American goalkeeper Duncan Turnbull.
The University of Notre Dame graduate – who has recently been training with the Blues – has penned a deal until the summer of 2021, with the club holding an option for a further year.
He said: “It’s fantastic to be at such a big club with so much history. I can’t wait to see what happens.
“When you’re as big as I am, you just get stuck in goal and I ended up being decent at it. Most people guess I’m a keeper when they see me!
“I studied accounting (at Notre Dame) and was there for four seasons. I graduated in December, so I’ve got a good back-up plan.
"I got invited over here to train, initially just for a couple of days, and then five weeks later here we are."
“It was a great experience for me and it’s pushed me to go on and play professionally. I want to come in and push the other keepers.
“I got invited over here to train, initially just for a couple of days, and then five weeks later here we are.”
He may have flown all the way over from America, but Turnbull already has a strong connection with the Blues.
He explained: “My grandparents live in Fareham, so I’ve been able to stay with them. It’s great that they’re close by and I can see them so often.
“My grandfather is a huge fan and has had a season ticket in the North Stand for around 20 years – he’s just as excited as I am.
“I’ve been here throughout the years and watched a few games, so it’s great to be here on a permanent basis.”