Football News Update: Portsmouth Secure Jordan Williams Signing Ahead of 2023/24 Championship Season

In a move that will excite Portsmouth Football Club fans, the newly promoted Championship side have agreed a deal to sign right-back Jordan Williams, according to a report from Football Insider.

Pompey’s Return to the Championship

The 2023/24 campaign was a memorable one for Pompey, as they secured a long-awaited promotion back to the Championship as League One title winners. With their return to the second-tier of English football confirmed, the club now needs to build a squad that can be competitive in the Championship under the guidance of manager John Mousinho.

Jordan Williams: A Valuable Addition

It appears that Portsmouth have taken the first step towards that goal, with the signing of Williams on a free transfer set to be completed. The 24-year-old defender recently departed Barnsley following the expiration of his contract at Oakwell, having spent the last six years with the Tykes, making 201 appearances in all competitions.

“Despite interest from fellow Championship clubs West Brom and Cardiff City, it is now reported that Portsmouth have agreed a deal to bring Williams to Fratton Park. This will be the club’s first signing of the summer transfer window as they prepare for life back in the Championship after 12 years away.”

The signing of Williams is seen as a sensible addition for Portsmouth, as the right-back position was an area that needed addressing following the departure of Joe Rafferty and the uncertain future of Zak Swanson. Williams’ experience in the Championship from his time at Barnsley should prove valuable as Pompey look to adapt to life in the second-tier.

A Promising Start to the Transfer Window

Securing the 24-year-old on a free transfer also allows the club to allocate more funds towards strengthening other areas of the squad. The fact that Portsmouth have managed to convince Williams to join them, despite interest from more established Championship teams, is also an encouraging sign for the club’s prospects in the upcoming transfer window.

Overall, this appears to be a strong start to the summer business for Portsmouth as they look to build a competitive squad for the 2023/24 Championship season.

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