Portsmouth have loaned striker George Hirst from Premier League club Leicester City.

Hirst joined Leicester in the summer of 2019, but has only made two senior appearances for the Foxes so far.

The striker was on loan to Rotherham United last season but failed to score in 32 games in all competitions as the Millers were relegated from the championship.

Now, however, Hirst will get the chance to prove himself in League One next season, with it now being confirmed that the 22-year-old has loaned Pompey a season.

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With the deal closed, Hirst will be Portsmouth’s third loan of the summer, while the club have also made six permanent senior signings since the window was opened.

Many Pompey fans took to Twitter to respond to news of Hirst’s arrival and wanted to share their thoughts on the club’s newest recruit.

Here’s a look at what some of those fans had to say.


– Blake (Cowleys Tricky Blues) (@blakepfc) August 3, 2021

I can’t say much about him, but an exciting new signing?

– me (@tew_ben) August 3, 2021


– Will Gershkoff (@willgershkoff) August 3, 2021


– Michael ??????? (@pfcmichael) August 3, 2021


– PompeyHazza??? (@ PompeyHazza9) August 3, 2021

let’s go

– loftus (@thiskidloftus) August 3, 2021

We’ll take that

– Zak ??????? (@ pfczak2) August 3, 2021

I mean, gg’s, but that’s pretty disappointing

– Bradley (@ bradleyjw97) August 3, 2021

Successful striker… pic.twitter.com/nQHL17dZJA

– Matthew Bristow (@ MattyB6) August 3, 2021