Riise on the radar plus other 'rumours'
Another day, more 'rumours', some fresh, some just the same old same old...
A new one - well at least I think it is new - is John Arne Riise to Pompey in a summer move, well according to The Daily Mail anyway.
Reports in other papers are saying that he has been told he can leave Liverpool, but most of these say that he is being offered in part exchange for Gareth Barry.
I was just saying to a friend the other night - who is a Liverpool fan - that as much as Riise is ridiculed for the wage slip thing, the own goal against Chelski and his shots with a lack of a goals challenging even Papa Bouba Diop this season I would happily have him at Pompey if we could get him. He could play at left back or on the left side or midfield and would certainly be a quality addition to our squad, most probably starting 11 in my own thinking.
Other 'rumours' doing the rounds again today are links to Peter Crouch - today it is £8m and a £4m annual salary for the striker that will bring him back to the South Coast. Newcastle, Citeh and Boro are also 'interested', but should be beatable to his signature you would think, particularly if we win the cup...
One man on his way out, according to The Sun is Noe Pamarot with Celtic preparing a £2m bid this summer.
I would like to keep him but believe that he is entering into the final year of his contract, so if this amount is offered then I think we could quite possibly cash in, and from his point of view with the added incentive of quite probably getting regular football, and of course champions league football he could well be more than a little tempted.
PLAY UP POMPEY!