Harry Redknapp is just about to pounce in the transfer market by the looks of things, bringing some fresh talent to Fratton Park in a bid to maintain Portsmouth’s place in the top half of the Premier League table. He’s been linked with a move for Peter Crouch for some time now and, although Rafael Benitez initially placed a £15million price tag on the striker’s head, it appears that the Pompey boss might land him for roughly half that price instead.
The Sun also report that Redknapp is after Nolberto Solano, which makes a change from his policy of signing physically big players such as Diop, Muntari, Utaka and Nugent. The Peruvian might add some guile to the team, especially from free-kick situations, where he’s particularly dangerous.
Liverpool striker Crouch, 27, is poised to leave Anfield for £8million to return to Fratton Park.
He will agree a four-year deal worth £60,000 a week.
Pompey boss Harry Redknapp also wants to snap up Solano, 33, on a free following his release from West Ham.
Redknapp said: “We are working on a few options and seeing what we can do.
“It is not a case of looking at one player for each position, we are looking at a few in each area.”
Will we be witnessing the Little and Large show at Fratton Park next season. You can picture it now, the ball comes to Crouch, who nods it down for Jermain Defoe to control, before blazing it over the bar. However, the ex-Liverpool striker would be sure to score a hatful given a regular run in the side, something that Redknapp would probably guarantee him.