Date:Monday August 18 2008
Harry Redknapp has been linked with a return to West Ham, with 'rumours' over the weekend claiming that he could be approached if/when Alan Curbishley goes, with some journalists even claiming that he would go as he could do no more here...
You worry that this is a post that could tempt him, but with him having reiterating his commitment to us over and over, and also turning down other jobs he just could not do such a thing and he has told The Daily Star that this will not happen: 'I am not interested in going anywhere else.
'I have had some offers before but I am happy where I am.'
If the chance comes up it will be interesting to see what happens, but as said you just cannot see - well I cannot anyway - him leaving Pompey again, as he could not walk away from us again. I hope - and feel - that we will have him here for some time yet...
Also, Nadir Belhadj has been 'linked' constantly with Pompey over the summer and Harry Redknapp has admitted to The News that the Algerian left back is a player that he would like to bring in.
He can play as a left back, or a wing back which could make him a possible option on the left side of midfield if needed, however the only chance of him coming in would be on loan: 'I'd like to get the Algerian, but don't know if I can.
'It would only be a loan. That's what we're looking for.
Redknapp also spoke about his desire to bring someone in on the right side: 'we have a problem on the right, too. We need someone with pace. We have no one there like that at the moment.'
I am not sure if he means cover at right back, as cover would be the only thing needed - not that we do need this, or a right winger? I assume he means a right winger but we do have John Utaka, who has pace to burn, unless this means he will be used as a striker this season - or he acknowledges that he is not the player he was hoping to have got...
Either way, if we can bring this Belhadj fella in on loan, from what we have seen of him we could do worse!
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Monday August 18 2008
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