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Mendes and Gutierrez swap deal?

Pedro Mendes is being linked with a move to Real Mallorca, with a possible swap deal involving long time Pompey target Jonas Gutierrez going the other way being mentioned...

Mendes is being quoted as having told IB3 Television: 'Spanish football is interesting for me and Mallorca are a good team', which apparently means 'he wants to move to Spain!' To me this does not exactly say he is going, or maybe I am just seeing it the way I want to see it as i do not want him to leave?

With Gutierrez being a long term target for Harry Redknapp then if there were any truth in this then as much as I would like to keep Mendes you could imagine this is a sacrifice that could, well in fact maybe even would be made...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 25 2008

Time: 10:57PM

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What position does Guitierres play?
Gandor
I think hes right mid...dont know enough about him to say if I'd happy with a swap or not!
CharlieChimes
yep he is a right sided player, so he fits the bill as someone that 'arry is looking for... i have only heard good things about him, and also seen some good bits myself but i too am not convinved i like the idea of swapping pedro - proven in this league and our side - for gutierrez - who isnt - but ;arry and co know best dont they i guess.
pompeyrug
think I might have a look on youtube...i'll put a link up if i find anything good!
CharlieChimes
didnt find much on Gutierrez...b ut did find this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO5cvT3ol-8 I wish....not only did this guy have some world beating skill, he knew when to pull the trigger...i miss him, want him back...please Harry!!! u know you want to!!
CharlieChimes
Herd this was Mendes talking to spanish media saying it would be a good move for him so can Harry keep him, or will he fancy bringing in Gutierrez.
pompeyyong
Gutierrez is quite a highly rated winger, also known as spiderman as he dons a spiderman mask after every goal he scores. I can see this as a possible good move although I would prefer Mendes to stay and we get Gutierrez as well!
sneakay
good deal but arry swap lauren
stfc ballboy
lauren would involve alot more money going to mallorca tho wouldnt he...
pompeyrug
d'allesandro is a player i would really like to see come back charlie... i doubt he will...but t would be great if he did!!!
pompeycarpet
"HR" is talking up Mendes which makes me think he is on his way. If this means Gutierrez arriving as a right sided winger, the bad news of the Mendes loss could be countered by the good news of Utaka going.
007
d'allessandro is probably 'too much' of a luxury player to fit into our side now isnt he? i would love to have him back but cant see this ever happening tbh...
pompeyrug
good point 007, i hope it isnt the case but it could we be that mendes is being talked up so he can be shipped out... i dont think utaka will be going anywhere this summer tho tbh.
pompeyrug
Harry wont let Utaka go he sees something in him we all miss let's hope he has a big season & prove a lot of people wrong. As for D'allessandro I agree with rug &lets move on not back although I would make an exception with Crouch.
pompeyyong
crouchy is a better player to the one we had before isnt he - but he wasnt bad before was he either :-) i would doubt we can say the same about d'allesandro, fantastic footballer but has he improved since he left? i would doubt it...
if it just the 'price tag' that 'arry sees in utaka tho? i cannot stress enough that i hope he comes good next season, but until we see if - and not just for the first few games - i will not believe it.
pompeyrug
Mendes will go with our blessing, if it happens. Though at best next season will probably be his last.
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