While Chelsea are rumoured to be preparing an audacious bid to break the transfer record for Milan star Kaka, Pompey are trying like hell to figure out a way to beat the current credit crunch and finance a deal to bring in a certain wantaway winger who’s desperate to move into the third blue kit of his career. But will it really cost the club seven players to make sure the deal gets done?
The Portsmouth manager is reportedly willing to let Sean Davis, Noe Pamarot, Martin Cranie, Richard Hughes, Djimi Traore, Lauren and David Nugent leave the club to finance any deal.
Redknapp spent £11 million to bring Peter Crouch to the FA Cup winners from Liverpool and needs to recoup some money before spending again. Redknapp said: “When you start talking about the type of players we are trying to bring in, no disrespect to Djimi Traore, but his money doesn’t buy you Wright-Phillips.
“You would like to have him for sure, but he’s good money and at the moment we haven’t got that. We need to find the money if we’re going to finance a deal.” (Telegraph)
Seven players for Wright-Phillips? Talk about having some dead wood at the club that needs to be cleaned out! If the club can’t find £8m (the reported fee on the table) to get a deal done, then Harry might want to think about offering something a bit lower, or going after a lesser-rated option on the wing.
What do Pompey supporters think about a move for SWP? Do you think he’s worth moving seven players to finance a deal?