Pompey have signed defender Tom McIntyre from Reading for an undisclosed fee.
The 25-year-old has agreed a two-and-half-year deal at Fratton Park, with a club option for an additional 12 months.
Blues boss John Mousinho said: “Tom is a ball-playing left-sided centre-back with a huge amount of Championship experience.
“He has also captained Reading on numerous occasions and has the attributes to complement the players we already have at the club.
“As well as being comfortable on the ball, Tom is also an excellent and aggressive defender, so we’re delighted to add him to our ranks.”
"Tom is a ball-playing left-sided centre-back with a huge amount of Championship experience."
McIntyre progressed through the ranks at Reading after joining the Berkshire outfit at the age of just eight.
His first appearance at Fratton Park was for their under-23 side in a 2-2 draw in the group stages of the EFL Trophy in October 2016.
Penning his first professional contract the following year, McIntyre’s senior Royals bow arrived in a Championship stalemate at Rotherham in 2018.
He played the full 90 minutes of that game, although it later transpired that he had fractured his skull in the opening exchanges.
McIntyre then scored a first goal for his boyhood club in a 2-1 home victory over Luton on Boxing Day in 2020.
A former Scotland youth international – who has also been used in a midfield role – he made a total of 117 appearances for Reading.