When Pompey came calling, Anthony Scully did not take much convincing to head down to the south coast.
The Irish winger became John Mousinho’s fifth signing of the summer when he made the switch from Wigan.
He follows in the footsteps of Will Norris, Conor Shaughnessy, Christian Saydee and Terry Devlin in what has been a busy few days since the transfer window opened.
And Scully hopes all that early business will help the Blues enjoy a successful 2023/24 League One campaign.
He said: “It was something that has been spoken about for quite a while behind the scenes, so I’m delighted to be here.
“Speaking to the manager really sold it to me and the ambition of the club matches mine – it was a perfect fit all round.
"Joining a club of this size and now trying to get them into the Championship is what I’ve come here for."
“Whenever I’ve played at Fratton Park the atmosphere is always great and it sells out for almost every game.
“Joining a club of this size and now trying to get them into the Championship is what I’ve come here for.
“I like to play anywhere across the forward line, but predominantly on the left-hand side. I pride myself on goals and assists and that’s what I’ll bring to the team.
“It’s important to be here for the first day of pre-season and be able to move down here with my fiancée and get settled in.”
Scully is excited to get fully acquainted with the Fratton faithful after being impressed by the noise they generate from the stands.
He said “I played here during the Covid season when there weren’t any fans, but you could still sense how great the stadium was just walking through the tunnel.
“Then I came here the following year and it didn’t disappoint – it was one of the best atmospheres I’ve experienced.”