ADAM WEBSTER has verbally agreed a new Pompey deal.
And the Blues are hoping the contract will be signed in the next few days.
Hopefully in the next few days we will have some news on AdamAdam Webster
The 20-year-old defender has been in negotiations with the club since the turn of the year, with then-manager Andy Awford keen to retain him.
Pompey’s stance has remained unaltered upon the arrival of Paul Cook at the helm last month.
Despite 11 players departing Fratton Park over the summer, the new boss has maintained interest in tying Webster to a new deal.
And chief executive Mark Catlin expects the contract to be signed soon.
‘A deal has been agreed and we hope to get it signed in the next couple of days,’ said Catlin.
‘There are a few Is to dot and Ts to cross, but we are now extremely close.
‘Hopefully, in the next few days we will have some news on Adam.’
The West Wittering youngster ended the campaign strongly, after enduring a frustrating season.
With injuries to Jack Whatmough and Paul Robinson, he was presented with a run in the side for the final four matches in his favoured central-defensive role.
Webster subsequently shone, strengthening his hand considerably during on-going negotiations over a fresh contract.
Since his Pompey debut in January 2012, he has made 46 appearances and scored three goals. But the defender has largely been asked to play in a full-back role under various Blues managers.