Reported Derby County target Ronan Curtis could complete a personal objective of playing in the Championship by switching to Pride Park this summer.

The Portsmouth winger has been heavily linked with a transfer this summer.

According to The News, Derby are among several clubs linked with Curtis and he fits several criteria in terms of what the Rams are hoping to bring ahead of next season.

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Curtis has enjoyed a terrific campaign, scoring 14 goals and posting 11 assists.

Portsmouth, however, fell short on promotion as they lost on penalties to Oxford United in the playoff semi-finals, thus ending a personal objective for Curtis.

I want to better myself and hopefully get into the Championship in my first year here. There’s a great morale around the team and around the training ground.

Curtis made those comments to Portsmouth’s official website back in 2018.

Pompey, however, have now lost in two successive League One playoff campaigns and for Curtis it could now be a time to move on from the south coast club.

Derby are in desperate need for added pace and creativity out wide.

Tom Lawrence, Jason Knight, Duane Holmes and Martyn Waghorn have all featured on the wing for the Rams this season. However, none are naturals there.

Phillip Cocu’s side have improved as the season has gone on. But, there are clear areas to improve, and a natural wide man must top the club’s wish-list this summer.

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Curtis, 24, is young, quick and skilful. Moreover, he boasts the potential to improve further and a similar record at Championship level will create a high re-sale value.

For both parties, a switch to Pride Park would make so much sense.

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