Portsmouth enquire about sought-after Man United youngster currently on loan in League Two

Portsmouth have been linked with Manchester United youngster George Tanner who is currently enjoying a successful loan spell in League Two with Morecambe as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

The twenty-year-old has made twenty-seven appearances for the Shrimps having signed in the summer on a season-long loan. Still, its understood United may let the defender leave the club permanently this transfer window as he enters the final six months of his contract at Old Trafford.


The report claims Portsmouth have enquired about Tanner along with Championship outfits Blackburn Rovers and Derby County, and Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls.

The versatile player can play on either flank of the defence. He began his career as a forward but converted into an attacking full-back in 2016, although he is still capable of playing further up the pitch.

Tanner never made the first-team at United, and the report claims the Premier League giants would prefer to receive a fee for him in January rather than risk losing him for free in the summer.

Our View 

Having already signed Steve Seddon we would be surprised if Tanner ended up at Fratton Park.

However, Tanner’s flexibility is a trait Kenny Jackett is a fan of in his players.

There is no doubt he is a quality young player, but rumours suggest Derby County in the Championship is the most likely destination.

Morecambe fans will be extremely disappointed if Tanner leaves, he’s really impressed everyone at the Globe Arena and is already being touted as Player of the Season for the struggling outfit.


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