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Are Portsmouth making Tottenham Hotspur regret Luke McGee decision?

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Are Portsmouth making Tottenham Hotspur regret Luke McGee decision?

The former Tottenham Hotspur goalie has been in fine form for Portsmouth recently.

In the summer many Tottenham Hotspur fans were left surprised by the club’s decision to let goalkeeper Luke McGee leave the club. The young stopper had just had an excellent loan spell at Peterborough United and many felt he was the perfect option to play third-man to Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm in North London.

Instead, he was allowed to join Portsmouth in the summer for an undisclosed fee, joining on a three-year deal.

Judging by his recent form Portsmouth will be very pleased Tottenham decided to move McGee on. The 22-year-old has been in excellent form recently, as Portsmouth forge a late charge for the League One play-off places.

Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres (R) watches as Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Luke McGee (L) makes a save during the International Champions Cup football match between English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur and Spanish club Atletico Madrid in Melbourne on July 29, 2016. / AFP / Paul Crock / –IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE– (Photo credit should read PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

His form is even more impressive when considering Pompey manager Kenny Jackett made a decision to replace him in January. Portsmouth re-signed former keeper Stephen Henderson on loan from Nottingham Forest and the Irishman went straight into the starting XI ahead of McGee. But the injury-plagued Forest stopper suffered a thigh strain that ruled him out for the rest of the campaign. McGee came in and, in the next game v MK Dons, put in a man-of-the-match performance.

 

Since then Portsmouth fans have been very pleased with the performance of their goalkeeper, who has played 39 times for the club in League One this season.

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Luke McGee of Portsmouth in action during the Checkatrade Trophy Round 2 match between Portsmouth and Northampton Town at Fratton Park on December 2, 2017 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Tottenham meanwhile look like they could lose Michel Vorm in the summer and with only Paulo Gazzaniga in support, the presence of McGee could have been a brilliant bonus for Tottenham in the future.

The young stopper is proving at Portsmouth that hard work and patience can pay off. With a little bit of luck thrown in, he has been showcasing his brilliant ability over the past two months.

Now he will have his eyes on moving one step closer to joining Tottenham in the Premier League, by getting Portsmouth into the League One play-off picture.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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