I think Pompey’s time here is done. Last time he was off contract he strung a few good games together, got a two year extension and then went back to being extremely average again. I don’t trust him to ever be consistent.With Montoya, Kosi and Pompey off contract at the end of the year, who do you re sign? Montoya still has a lot to offer at 26 and haven’t seen Pompey yet this season to make judgement. Perhaps re sign 2 of them depending on other options being available and Leiataua takes over the other spot if the player let go?
The move should be for Ali Leiataua to join top 30 and take Pompey’s spot next year.
I think Kosi has a high ceiling that’s worth persevering with. I would give him a two year extension (ideally with a club option on the second year).
I would give Montoya a two year extension. But not straight away maybe like June/July. He’s a good player to have but let’s be honest we rate him so highly because his contract is so good at the moment. His output exceeds what he’s being paid. $$$ will be the key point with Montoya. Anything slightly over, then let him walk imo.
I think with Kosi developing and hopefully we sign Moala Graham-Taufa to a development contract shortly (after promoting Sifakula before the season starts), then we have two high upside wings. I would be less worried about re-signing Montoya.