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Brazilian international at Fratton...

...now who would have thought that day would come? The chances are it still will not, well not as far as Luisao is concerned - but you never know...

Sky sports is reporting that Pompey have sent scouts to watch Luisao perform for Benfica and are keen on making a big money move this summer, with the amount quoted close to 12m!

The central defender has hinted that he will be moving on from Portugal this summer but 12m seems a hell of a lot for us to pay and with John Mensah virtually a 'done deal' - in my mind anyway - with him costing a fair bit less I think we might have to wait a little while longer for a Brazilian international at Fratton Park to be honest.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 29 2008

Time: 12:25PM

Your Comments

Not Pele then lol. We need a quality defender no doubt but 12m seems a bit out of our league. Will they take Djimi Traore in part exchange?
eastneydave
Agent talk. If Benfica think we are that daft to pay 12m for a defender than they are smoking some cigar.
storagematt
was it benfica who asked us to pay 8 mil for d'alessandro ?? personally i dont think we need to think too much about defence at this moment! striker/winger tbh.
pompey--pessimist
He's a great defender. I like him a lot, but 12m is quite high!
Fan of Blues
12m is a laugh for a defender.why pay that much when you could get mensah for 5m or less.
stfc ballboy
Quality defender can be a lot more than 12 million.. Leeds got 29 million for Ferdinand, Woodgate went to Real Madrid for 13 million and Ricardo Carvalho went to Chelsea for 20 million to name just three... but all that said I can't see Pompey spending 12 million on a centre half.. The position needs filling as a matter of urgency if we are to progress but there are other gaps too Striker and right midfield as pessimist says
Chix
Brazilian centre halfs don't fill with joy, who was the donkey at Leeds a few years back? Roque or something
paultsmouth
yep roque junior, what a donkey he was... brazilians not the best of defenders overall are they - i think it'll settle for mensah at a much cheaper price...
pompeyrug
I think we are more likely to sign Luiso than Mensah even if he cost's us more. Muntari is the main reason Mensah would come to us and I think it is a fair bet that Muntari won't be at Pompey next season as I believe in the last 14 days he has had a change of heart about staying and he was a little upset about being taken off last Sunday.
frattonaussie
I shan't be sorry to see Muntari go to be honest, as I think he's struggled to assert himself in the Premiership this season. He seems worryingly incapable of finding feet too many times - a disease that if not cured by now never will be. Recently the balance in midfield has not been right, too many bashers and not enough craft. I think the problem is playing Diop and Muntari in the same team just does not work - the line up I'd like to see in midfield with 4 would be: Kranjcar-Diarra-Davis-Johnson and with 5: Kranjcar-Diarra-Diop-Davis-Johnson. Forget Utaka, and why not give Glen Johnson a go at right wing until we get ourselves a proper right winger?
chasey
Chasey, I have said that myself about Johnston. I think we would get a much better balance with him playing an attacking midfielder role with a true full back behind him.
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