Portsmouth boss John Mousinho has discussed the future of midfielder Jay Mingi, as he admits the club ‘remains in the dark’ over his current contract situation, as revealed by The Portsmouth News.
The 22-year-old’s contract is coming to an end at Fratton Park at the end of this month and Portsmouth boss John Mousinho has stated that he remains in the dark over whether or not the midfielder will be remaining with the club.
Mousinho has also conceded he does not know whether or not Mingi will be present next Monday, when Pompey players will return to begin pre-season training.
Mingi’s future at Fratton Park has been discussed many times, with the belief being that many at the club wish to see him commit his future to Portsmouth. That was confirmed when Portsmouth tabled a contract in December that would have seen Mingi extend for another three years.
However, the midfielder is still yet to indicate to the club whether or not he is going to sign that deal, or whether he will be moving on from Fratton Park. Mingi is running short on time currently, if he does not relay his decision to Portsmouth before the 1st of July, he will be considered a free agent, with his contract coming to an end on the 30th of June.
It is understood that at this time, Mingi is exploring other options in English football, with his representatives exploring if there is any interest in signing the player across the EFL, searching across the Championship, League One and League Two.
Mingi made 26 appearances for Pompey last season across all competitions, totalling just over 1200 minutes, and in that time scored one goal and provided one assist for the club.
Meanwhile, John Mousinho has already begun work on strengthening his squad for next season, as he has already brought in new faces to Fratton Park, which includes Christian Saydee, Terry Devlin and Will Norris. However, the Pompey boss will be looking to know sooner rather than later if Mingi will remain, as it is sure to affect the summer recruitment plans he has for the club.
Mingi is a standout player and certainly can contribute to the season that Portsmouth are expected to have next season. However, he currently appears to be exploring other options for his future, which does seem to indicate he will not be at Fratton Park when the new League One season kicks 0ff.