Chelsea midfielder Ruben Sammut has reportedly been training with the League One outfit Portsmouth ahead of a potential summer move.
The Scottish international contract at Stamford Bridge will expire at the end of the season and with Chelsea not ready to renew his contract, the youngster has been identified as a potential summer target for the League One side with Portsmouth manager Jackett interested in signing the central midfielder.
Reports from the Portsmouth News claims that manager Jackett is keeping tabs on the highly rated youngster
ahead of a potential move in the summer but would like to take another look at the player before making up his mind.
The Scottish midfielder has been seen at the club’s Roko training ground with the Portsmouth players since last week and will be hoping to leave a lasting impression on the manager in other to secure a permanent move to the
League One club in the summer.
The 20-year-old joined the Premier League champions as an U-8 player and made his U-15 debut for the club in the 2012/13 season but his meteoric rise through the ranks continued as he made over 15 appearances for the west London club the following season.
His impressive performances saw him being promoted to the U-18’s and he made more appearances than any other player for the Joe Edwards led side and scored his first Chelsea goal in the 6-4 win against London rivals Tottenham.
He has represented both club and country at every youth level ranging from the U-16’s to the U-21 levels and has won both the FA Youth Cup and the UEFA Youth League twice both in 2014/15 and 2015/16 respectively.
The highly rated midfielder is often regarded as a central midfielder but he is often deployed as a defensive midfielder due to his versatility and he is also known for his passing, concentration and defensive contributions.
Chelsea’s failure to renew the contract of highly rated youngsters like Ruben Sammut and Christie Davies might come back to haunt hem in the future as they might have to pay hefty transfer fees to get them back should they become established superstars.