Portsmouth eyes Fulham Striker for potential replacement.
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Portsmouth eyes Fulham Striker for potential replacement.

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This season is shaping up to be a memorable one for Portsmouth fans.

Pompey need only four more points from their League One campaign to guarantee automatic promotion.

Indeed, they may not even require that. A win away to third-place Bolton Wanderers this weekend would also guarantee a return to English football’s second division.

As a result, things are looking up for John Mousinho’s team, who want to end Portsmouth’s 12-year absence from the Championship.

If they are successful in doing so, Abu Kamara will have played a significant role in that achievement.

An impressive campaign for Abu Kamara

In the summer transfer window, Portsmouth signed Abu Kamara from Norwich City.

Since arriving at Fratton Park, the 20-year-old has unquestionably pleased John Mousinho’s squad.

Kamara has made 48 appearances in all competitions for Portsmouth, scoring nine goals and assisting 11.

With that attacking threat, he has made some critical contributions to Pompey’s promotion campaign, which currently appears to be a success.

However, the club faces a difficulty because Kamara is only on loan from Norwich until the end of the season.

As a result, Portsmouth may struggle to keep the attacker at Fratton Park next season.

There is, of course, a fair likelihood that Norwich will now wish to benefit from his talents, considering what he can do during his time with Pompey.

If that is the case, Kamara’s impact on the team this season means he will undoubtedly need to be replaced.

In that circumstance, Portsmouth could seek to Fulham to fill the hole.

Fulham starlet could suit Portsmouth

At the senior level, the Cottagers have had another successful season in the Premier League, with almost no threat of relegation.

Meanwhile, their Under 18s are having a successful campaign, currently sitting fourth in the Premier League South.

Callum Osmand is one player who has contributed significantly to their success.

This season, the 18-year-old forward has scored 18 goals in only 19 Under 18s outings for the team.

He is also starting to make the step up to the next level, with seven goals in 11 appearances for the Cottagers’ Under 21s in the current campaign.

With Osmand already making that kind of improvement, next season could be an ideal moment for him to make the jump to senior football.

Given his obvious potential, Fulham would be hesitant to let him leave permanently in the summer until he has fully benefited from his talents in the first team.

A loan term that prepares him for such an opportunity at Craven Cottage may be preferable, and Portsmouth should be considered as a prospective destination.

With Kamara likely returning to Norwich, the Fulham prospect’s pace and skill set might fill the void admirably.

Indeed, Osmand has made a significant impression in front of goal, and if he can carry that clinical edge up to senior level, he might be a valuable addition at Fratton Park.

Of course, there is no guarantee that the Fulham player will succeed in his transfer to the senior level, especially because he is likely to play in a higher tier than Kamara has for Portsmouth.

However, considering that a successor is likely to be required, and the fact that Osmand’s attributes closely match those of Kamara, Portsmouth may still be able to take advantage of this opportunity.

 

 

 

 

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