Vital Football

Redknapp downbeat on Motta chances

Redknapp downbeat on Motta chances

Seeing, or should I say hearing Harry Redknapp playing down a situation is not anything new to us is it, so his thoughts that Thiago Motta might not sign are nothing new...

The Spanish midfielder has been on trial with Pompey - with it thought that we want him to sign a deal but his wage demands could scupper this, along with our apparent desire to only offer him a short term contract?

Redknapp likes the former Barcelona star, but is concerned by his past injury problems and is not holding out much hope of doing a deal - telling The News: 'Motta's been training and I like him. Peter's made him an offer.

'I don't know where he's at with him, he deals with contracts. But I'm getting the feeling nothing's going to happen. The lad's had a bad knee injury.

'If his knee's okay he'll be a good player and he's looked good in training.

'I saw him play at Chelsea in the Champions League for Barcelona a few years ago. They were fantastic that night and they beat Chelsea.

'He played in the middle of the park. He's a good player. I don't think it will happen, though.'

Surely we would be able to have something written into a contract to protect us again injury returning? Although I do not think this is our main problem here, it seems to be the apparent wage demands of the Brazilian, which reports claim are £60,000 per week - which is something we would not pay.

We will soon find out what really will be the case here - this could be a typical HR bluff? If not so be it, that is the way it goes...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Season Launch Give Away




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday August 29 2008
Time: 4:04PM

Comments

0
Harry's down beat?...After being lied to since May about our potential dealings this summer, so am I!!!! Why can't Pompey learn from past mistakes, and SHUT UP about our targets? I hope to God we get in a wide player and a creative midfielder otherwise this is gonna be a long hard slog!
pentonpompey
29/08/2008 16:35:00
0
Lets hope his knee is up to scratch!
sneakay
29/08/2008 16:42:00
0
There's only the weekend to go to get someone creative in, i hope the club realise that because if someone doesn't do something soon our season will be over before the transfer window opens again. I honestly feel that we're weaker this season than last and that was before Niko's injury.
Steve C
29/08/2008 17:22:00
0
Penton,"HR" fans call it bluff.
007
29/08/2008 17:29:00
0
I hope they pull something out of the hat before the end of the weekend (Monday isn't it.) But its not looking good, there really is no more money, otherwise we wouldn't have let SWP slip through our clutches. I'm starting to adjust my expectations rapidly, we really do have to be happy with a top half finish this year, if we can get that.
tracyc
29/08/2008 17:46:00
0
I'm with you on that Tracy, i'm usually the eternal optimist but this season is going to be a struggle even without the added uefa complication. Anything above the bottom 3 will have to do, i really hoped we'd do better this year than last. Muntari and Mendes are going to be sorely missed. The Muntari sale was a complete no brainer at that price but should've held on to Mendes or got a better price.
Steve C
29/08/2008 18:08:00
0
hmm glad to hear i'm not the only one feeling a bit downbeat about the upcoming season/transfer situation but i do agree with steve about the sales of mendes and muntari. but we really do need a playmaker i think probably more than a right winger cause i think little could do quite well there but we have no creative and that just can't be allowed to happen
pompeym@
29/08/2008 19:17:00
0
Rumors still saying we are in contact with with Stephen Appiah checking on his situation day by day ?
pompeyyong
29/08/2008 19:53:00
0
Bloody shame we can't build on our success of last season. If we have an 'avaerage' season, then this time next year we may lose more of our crown jewels & find it harder to attract quality. a negative domino effect. Compared to the postive domino effect of recent seasons.
storagematt
29/08/2008 21:06:00
0
It's a bit saddening ( maddening) to find out we took Saha on loan knowing it would block out SWP due to the loan quota. I wouldnt mind Appiah nor motta but i'm not convinced either will stick. I think the club financial model has been property credit crunched and i dont expect us to put too much effort into Uefa. Those dim brainers who wanted Muntari sold i assume are now delightting in the lack of supply to the forwards; but despite all the above we will recover i am sure
russellm
29/08/2008 21:14:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Vital Preview - League 2, 25th-26th March 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

The Newport Low Down

An article from PompeyFrippy looking ahead to the Newport visit to Fratton Park as Pompey bid to react to the Stevenage defeat, keeping the promotion bid on track.

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 24/3/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

Eisner ticking the right boxes

Michael Eisner has moved a step closer to a takeover at Pompey as the American has entered into a 70 day period of exclusivity, the shareholders - aka the fans - will have the final.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Pompey v Newport?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Pompey win0%
Draw0%
Newport win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 38 19 8 11 65 25
4 Stevenage 38 19 4 15 61 12
5 Luton 38 15 15 8 60 20
6 Carlisle 38 15 14 9 59 0
7 Exeter 38 17 7 14 58 16
8 Blackpool 38 14 15 9 57 20
9 Mansfield 38 14 13 11 55 3
10 Wycombe 38 15 10 13 55 1
11 Colchester 38 15 9 14 54 3
12 Cambridge 37 15 8 14 53 6
13 Grimsby 38 14 9 15 51 -2
14 Accrington 37 12 12 13 48 -1
15 Barnet 38 11 15 12 48 -5
16 Morecambe 38 13 7 18 46 -13
17 Yeovil 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Crewe 38 11 12 15 45 -11
19 Crawley 38 12 9 17 45 -16
20 Notts County 38 12 7 19 43 -23
21 Hartlepool 38 10 11 17 41 -15
22 Cheltenham 38 9 12 17 39 -14
23 Newport 38 7 12 19 33 -20
24 Leyton Orient 38 9 5 24 32 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 3:00PM : Newport County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 2:30PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug69
2.PompeyFrippy45
3.storagematt37
4.Copnor4322
5.stubbsy00722
6.FrattonBlue19
7.eastneydave15
8.Jimsmithswig13
9.pompeyweller13
10.uspompeyfan11
Vital Football Comment