Portsmouth in surprise move for Watford's Smith

Sky Sports News reports Portsmouth have entered the race for Watford's Tommy Smith.

Sky Sports News reports Portsmouth have entered the race for Watford's Tommy Smith.

Portsmouth are ready to hijack a deal which was to take the former Sunderland and Derby ace to Reading.

Pompey have agreed a fee of £1.8million with Watford for Smith and have been given permission to hold talks with the player.

A statement on Watford's official website read: "Watford can this evening confirm that club has received and accepted an offer from Portsmouth for attacker Tommy Smith.

"The Premiership side made their bid for the 29-year-old late on and it is now down to the player to decide upon a move to Fratton Park or Reading, after the Hornets had accepted an earlier bid from the Berkshire based club."

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