English Premiership Club Portsmouth have offered CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh’s Lester Peltier and Atulla Guerra four year contracts opening up negotiations with the Pro League giants for the two young players.
The Trinidad and Tobago under-20 attacking midfielder Lester Peltier was scheduled to return from England on Wednesday but had his flight pushed back because of passport problems and will now arrive on Thursday.
According to Jabloteh’s Head Coach Terry Fenwick, Portsmouth has now joined the line of interests along with Arsenal and Cardiff City.
Speaking to ‘ttproleague.com’ Fenwick preferred to remain tightlipped on the situation, “We can’t say much on the offer by Portsmouth right now. Over the next week Portsmouth and Jabloteh’s chairman Jerry Hospedales and vice-chairman Wilfred Espinet will be engaged in negotiations,” he said.
“Lester has done fantastically well in England and we now have to look for the best offer available,” added the Jabloteh Coach.
As for youngster Atulla Guerra, Fenwick said, “We would first deal with Lester because he has done great on his trials and then we can move on with Guerra,” ended Fenwick.
Englishman Steve Davies who arrived in Trinidad on Wednesday and currently acts as Peltier’s agent in England also confirmed the offer.
Davies told ‘ttproleague.com’, “All the Clubs Lester has been to in England wants him. He has done extremely well in England and has been offered a four year deal by Premiership Club, Portsmouth along with another Jabloteh player Atulla Guerra.”
“No player outside of England at Lester’s age has ever been offered such a deal by a Premiership Club. He would be making history,” exclaimed Davies.
No reason however was revealed by Fenwick and Davies on how Atulla Guerra was granted such an offer by Portsmouth after the player didn’t go on trials.
Lester Peltier only spent two days on trial with Portsmouth, he had a five week stay in England saw him having stints with Premiership Giants Arsenal, Cardiff City, Millwall FC and most recently Portsmouth.