It seems that young Harvey White has plenty of fans at Portsmouth.
According to Alasdair Gold, the League One side were quite impressed with the 19-year-old defensive midfielder. So much so that they’d like to have him back for next season.
Portsmouth want to keep Harvey White for next season. https://t.co/0KmIS28JjH— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) May 7, 2021
Now Cowley has admitted that he wants to bring the central midfielder back to the club next season, has already held talks with Tottenham and knows interim Spurs boss Ryan Mason well.
“We know Ryan Mason really well actually, now he’s Tottenham manager we can say we’re good friends!” Cowley was reported by the Portsmouth News as saying in his latest press conference.
“We’ve done some of our coaching badges together, we’ve got to know him well and he’s a really great guy.
“Now he’s the key man at Tottenham we’ve asked the question and had a conversation.
“We don’t know if we will be privileged enough to make those decisions, but on behalf of the club we’ve enquired because he’s a young player on a massive upward curve who’s only going to get better and better.”
White made 20 appearances since going out on loan for a total of 650 minutes. He was primarily used as a late substitute, but he did make three starts when Portsmouth had some injury problems.
The midfielder is not expected to be a part of the senior squad next season, especially with Oliver Skipp returning from an extremely successful loan stint at Norwich City, who earned promotion back to the Premier League with his help. This also seems like a no-brainer as White has been getting minutes for a Portsmouth side that can earn a play-off spot with a win on Sunday against Accrington Stanley.
As Cowley said, it’s up to Tottenham Hotspur and whoever the manager is when White returns on loan. Mason is the man in charge for the moment, but the decision probably gets kicked down the road until later this summer.