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Pedro Mendes off to Rangers?

Pedro Mendes off to Rangers?

Early reports today, in what The Daily Record claim is an 'exclusive' are saying that Rangers have opened preliminary talks with Pompey about a possible move North of the boarder for Pedro Mendes.

With Harry Redknapp needing to sell before he can buy the suggestion is that a fee of around £2.5m would be enough to take him to Scotland - but the sticking point could be his £32,000 per week wage demands...

It looked like Mendes would be staying after all, but maybe not? If we do sell him though I would hope it would not be for a measly £2.5m as he is worth much more than that - besides what quality, as good if not better than Pedro, would £2.5m bring in!

My thinking is that I hope this does not happen, and it is not true, but 'if' we have/will accept a bid for the player it is only a matter of time before he goes, as once you start doing this it becomes clear to people that you are willing to cash in on them.

As I say 'if' we really do feel the need to cash in on Mendes lets at least cash in with a more respectable amount than a pitiful £2.5m...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday July 24 2008
Time: 8:16AM

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Agree 100% Rug, it would be a terrible mistake to sell Mendes. If the price quoted is true, "HR" has lost his marbles.
007
24/07/2008 08:25:00
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£2.5m is nothing, it would basically cover crouchies wages for a year pluys save £1m on wages paid out - it'll hardly help raise funds will it...
we will not find a player of pedro's quality for such a measly amount and selling genuine fringe players is fine, but pedro is too good a player to be classed as a 'fringe player'...
the problem is rangers do not have alot of money themselves, so i couldnt see them going much higher than £2.5m anyway - hopefully this is nothing more than 'transfer rumour'.
pompeyrug
24/07/2008 08:35:00
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007, you seem to have a marbles fetish. Sentiment aside, £2.5m is good business. Yes I'd rather we keep him, like I wish we kept Matty, GON & Benji but things move on. Whatever happens to Pedro he will be a massive legend. Those of there, especially at the Fratton End when those 2 rockets flew in, will remain with us forever. Great if stays but if he has to go, so be it. Life's not about being fair.
storagematt
24/07/2008 08:37:00
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I hope he doesn't go but it won't suprise me if he does go. Harry wants money- any amount - quickly to buy SWP so Rangers may pick up a bargain. I think the sticking point will be Pedro wanting to go to that god forsaken hole of a place with worse weather than Portsmouth especially as his wife wants to go back to Portugal and the sunshine.
frattonaussie
24/07/2008 08:42:00
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I can't see him settling in Scotland. That, and the fact that only one scottish paper is running the story, makes me think (and hope) that it is nothing but air - deep fried of course.
UKTony
24/07/2008 09:12:00
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My concern over all our transfer activity is the amount of funds available. Sunderland are looking at spending over 20m and yet we have only spent 11m and now we have to sell before we can spend. I know Sacha has got other club projects, such as the training ground and the new ground, but we do need to keep improving on the pitch. I suppose it's a bit of a catch 22 situation here!!
frattonbex
24/07/2008 09:14:00
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Bex, You have to consider wages as well as just buying players. I would say that we are buying a much higher calibre of player than Sunderland, and these players demmand better pay. That is what is eating up our transfer money. It would be a real shame to see Pedro go as I think he still has a big part to play in our squad, more than Davis or Hughes anyway.
sneakay
24/07/2008 10:08:00
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Keep Pedro, buy SWP and balance it with Muntari
UKTony
24/07/2008 10:59:00
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Agreed Tony, I think Diarra would be happy with that.
007
24/07/2008 11:56:00
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This is total BS. If he sells Pedro for 2.5 then I have know a very reasonably priced swamp in Florida he could " cheaply " convert in to a golf course.
Toronto4Pompey
24/07/2008 15:37:00
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