Portsmouth sign striker Ronan Curtis from Derry City

Tue, May 22 2018

22-year-old Curtis came through the ranks at the Brandywell, making his senior debut in 2015. Credit: John-Paul McGinley

English League One side Portsmouth have completed the signing of Republic of Ireland Under-21 winger Ronan Curtis from Derry City.

The attacker will land at Fratton Park on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee following a public pursuit.

However Pompey must wait until the International transfer window opens on June 9th before his arrival is sanctioned.

Curtis is out of contract this summer but Derry will get a fee as he is under the age of 24.

Portsmouth assistant manager Joe Gallen said: “He's got a lot of pace and power, and is good in the air as well”

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.

He made his Ireland U21 debut against Kosovo in March 2017.

First team manager Martin O'Neill will certainly be keeping an eye on the talented 22-year-old as an option for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign now that he has his move to England.