This season Portsmouth are not fighting for survival. Instead they are in top half of the table and are actually fighting for a UEFA Cup spot. Manager Harry Redknapp has been this January importing the players that he needs for the reinforcement of his squad and it appears that he is done with the signing part.
EatSleepSport quotes Redknapp hinting that he will make no more signings this month. The Pompey manger says:
I can’t keep asking the chairman for money. He’s been good with it already and I’ve brought in Lassana Diarra, Lucien Aubey and now Baros. I’m happy enough with that. I’ll be happier still when the four African Nations Cup boys are back. Baros is a terrific loan. I think a few other clubs would like him and I know there were one or two late calls he had trying to stop him coming here. But we’ve got him and I’m delighted. If we like him and he likes us at the end of the season then hopefully we can do a more permanent deal.
Portsmouth have signed Lassana Diarra from Arsenal on a permanent deal and Milan Baros from Lyon on loan for until he end of the season. The duo has added to an already impressive Pompey line-up and Harry will be doing all he can to secure UEFA Cup football for the south coast club next season.