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Pompey Complete Loan Signing Of Tino Anjorin

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21-year-old midfielder Tino Anjorin has signed for Portsmouth FC on a season-long loan deal from Premier League outfit Chelsea.


The former Lokomotiv Moscow and Huddersfield Town loanee has been linked with a move to the South Coast for a number of weeks now and has finally been confirmed as the club's 14th summer signing.

Portsmouth had reportedly fought off interest in Anjorin from Dutch side FC Volendam, as well as League One rivals Reading and Derby County.

It was initially rumoured that any news of Tino Anjorin's arrival would only come about as per the agreement of a short-term loan, however the Blues have managed to secure his services for the entirety of the 2023/24 campaign.

Head coach John Mousinho told a club representative: "I think everyone knows that this is something that's been rumbling on for a while.

"So we're delighted that we've managed to get it over the line and secure Tino's signature - we're excited to see what he's going to bring.

"We've got a player with Premier League capability, who's excellent on the ball and has real athletic qualities.

"He can carry it, he can find a pass and he can score a goal - now he has to knit all that together on a consistent basis.

"I think he can be a big threat for us. We're bringing in a real talent and have to ensure we make the most of that."

Mousinho also revealed that the deal almost did not happen due to another loan arrival earlier in the summer transfer window.

"It's a move that we thought was gone after bringing in Alex Robertson, but the injuries to Tom Lowery and Kusini Yengi meant it opened back up again. So we're really glad that we've been able to complete the deal and I'm looking forward to working with Tino."

Anjorin joined Chelsea at Under-7s level and made his senior debut for the West London side by coming off the bench in a 7-1 victory over Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup.

Do you think Tino Anjorin should be thrown straight into Pompey's starting XI for this weekend's visit of Peterborough United in League One? Let us know in the comments below...

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