Sunday 19 August 2018

Ronan Curtis' switch from Derry City to Portsmouth confirmed

12 March 2018; Ronan Curtis of Derry City during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Derry City and Limerick at Brandywell Stadium, in Derry. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
12 March 2018; Ronan Curtis of Derry City during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Derry City and Limerick at Brandywell Stadium, in Derry. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Sam Roberts

Portsmouth have signed Derry City and Ireland Under-21 winger Ronan Curtis for an undisclosed fee.

Curtis signed a two-year pre-contract with the League One side, and the deal will be completed at the start of June when the transfer window re-opens.

The 22-year-old has represented Ireland at underage level, starring for the Under-21 side as they aim to qualify for next year's European Championships.

However it has been the winger's performances with Derry City that has attracted the attention of foreign clubs, with Curtis scoring four times in the League of Ireland this season.

The English club have been linked with the Derry City star for some time, and Portsmouth assistant manager Joe Gallen said they look forward to welcoming the talented youngster in a statement on the club's website.

“He’s someone we’ve tracked for the past few months. He’s got a lot of pace and power, and is good in the air as well, so we’re really pleased to bring him here.”

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