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Spurs in for Muntari - another swap deal suggested

Spurs in for Muntari - another swap deal suggested

First of all we had Pedro Mendes going to Spain with Jonas Gutierrez coming the other way, now we have Sulley Muntari to Spurs with Younes Kaboul coming to Fratton in exchange...

This is something that was quietly whispered around January time but The People has 'rekindled' this rumour by claiming that Spurs will offer Kaboul plus £7m cash to land Muntari.

Apparently he had 'an outstanding debut season in England', which to be honest I did not see. Do not get me wrong he showed some moments of pure class but I would not say his season was 'outstanding'. This is not to say that I do not rate the guy, as I do and fully believe that next season we would see the very best of him on a more consistent basis - consistency seemed to be his main problem.

If there is any truth to this 'rumour' - which lets face it there is a fair chance there might not be as it could just be the January rumours recycled with an 'added extra' - it would depend on how much Harry Redknapp really wanted Kaboul - who appears to have his heart set on a move to Pompey - and how much he wants to keep Muntari.

Personally Muntari remains one of those that I would like to keep as we need to build on what we have, but he is also one that I feel could be parted with if it suited us...

The same paper also 'claims' that Peter Crouch's move to Pompey is immanent - with a fee rising to £12m being agreed with Liverpool and a £4m per year contract agreed with the England man.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday May 26 2008
Time: 9:19AM

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no no no no no!!!!! we do not want to loose players like munter!!! I know we need strengthening at the back, but theirs no point weakening our mid in the proccess!!!...i hope its all bull!
CharlieChimes
26/05/2008 09:31:00
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chances are it is bull 95% of 'rumours' are arnet they, with it most likely 2 and 2 have been put together by the people here tbh...
i agree tho, we need to build as much as possible really, not doing any rebuilding, but still have these thoughts that muntari 'could' be one of those 'sacrificed' if need be - again, not that i am saying i want this.
pompeyrug
26/05/2008 09:36:00
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sigh,, keep linking spurs with every other name possible. Spurs are clearly the most popular club in the world, as every player is being linked to them. its fashion!
SonicBorg
26/05/2008 10:18:00
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also, you think he is worth a international defender + £7million... i dont!
SonicBorg
26/05/2008 10:20:00
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Harry was eyeing off Huddlestone a few week ago when they declared he was one of the players they would let go. So maybe he is a swap possibility. Huddlestones call up to the England squad could change Spurs mind about letting him go or up the price to a silly level. A swap of Muntari for Yaboul and Huddlestone would be OK.
frattonaussie
26/05/2008 10:24:00
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I remember seeing Huddlestone play Pompey on New Years Day 07, he looked real class. Statuesque and skillful - especially since Ramos has put him on a diet.
ChrisW
26/05/2008 10:41:00
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Happy for Muntari to go, but Mendes must stay. Crouch, no thank you.
007
26/05/2008 11:22:00
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Muntari must stay it would be crazy to let him go 1st year showed a lot of promise next season even better look how much Nico improved, Muntari will do the same.
pompeyyong
26/05/2008 11:44:00
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If we are to continue with this seasons progress then we are looking to add to the quality players that we already have not to sell the likes of Kranjcar, Muntari & Diarra. I'm also of the view that Muntari's season was far from outstanding but i fully expect him to improve a lot next season. I'd love to see Mendes stay but i think he'll go, he's far to good a player to want the same sort of role next season as he had this. Peter Crouch i would welcome with open arms as long as it doesn't involve a quality player moving in the other direction. Letting quality players go to teams such as Villa, Man City, Spurs etc must be avoided at all costs, why strengthen the teams we need to be above next season.
Steve C
26/05/2008 11:57:00
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I would be surprised if Spurs wanted Muntari particularly at Kaboul + £7M. Kaboul had a por first season but was thrown in at the deep end due to Kings injuries. He will become a class PL defender and HR has obviously seen this. Incidently congrats to you guys on the FA cup win, great for HR one of the nice guys. PS I think at the figures quoted you are likely to pay too much for Crouch. COYS
Frank
26/05/2008 11:59:00
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