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Lewes starlet signs for Pompey
Lewes starlet Jed Wallace has signed a three-year contract at Portsmouth.
Manager Steven King revealed the news after watching his side make it back-to-back with a 2-1 success at home to Billericay Town which moved them up to eighth in Ryman premier.
Wallace, 17, followed King to Lewes from Farnborough in the summer and featured in two pre-season friendlies but the Rooks boss knew he was destined for bigger things.
Premier League Newcastle were keen to sign him but Wallace has chosen to join Portsmouth.
King said: “Newcastle were all over him to go up there but he passed his medical at Portsmouth on Saturday and has signed a three-year deal. I said all along he would become a professional.
“We are not entitled to any fee but Steve Cotterill (Portsmouth) manager) has said he will bring his full first team down for a pre-season friendly next year which will be worth a decent amount of money to us.”
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