So what does that make Pompey? However, before you assume that these words came from the not insubstantial mouth of Lassana Diarra, they were actually uttered by one of his team-mates, who appears to be on the verge of signing for Inter.
Sulley Muntari arrived in England as a relatively unknown player, yet his performances for Portsmouth have caught the eye on several occasions, especially when the Ghanaian displays a real eye for goal. Sky Sports reports that Jose Mourinho appears to have convinced the player to head over to Milan, which is something of a blow for Harry Redknapp.
“There are teams when they come to you, you need to listen to them,” Muntari told skysports.com.
“Harry has developed my game, he has been a father figure to me.
“I love him, and also the Portsmouth fans, but when Inter call you need to listen.
“I already missed a chance to play for a super team (Manchester United) this time I need to seize it.”
Can Pompey still kick on without their star midfielder? Redknapp is sure to make a profit on Muntari after shelling out £7 million for the player last summer, who should he sign as a replacement?