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Defoe fee agree

Defoe fee agree

I get a feeling of déjà vu - yet again, but sky sports news 'understands' that Pompey have agreed a fee with Spurs for the sale of Jermain Defoe.

They 'report' that it is a fee of around £15m and he will now undergo the formality of a medical before being unveiled as a Spurs re-signing possibly as early as tonight. Word I am getting is the fee is £15.75m and this will go through tomorrow.

Not quite the '£20m' we had demanded but £15m is not bad, that is of course assuming that we get a large slice up front - which I doubt - and 'reports' that we actually have to pay Spurs a £4m sell-on clause are not true... Another factor we have to remember though is we take his wages of the wage bill, and he must be a top earner - the last thing you want is a top earner that does not want to play for you!

Hopefully, an end to this is finally in sight - we can now 'look forward' to the next batch of 'reports, rumours and speculation' surrounding another player...

UPDATE - The Pompey Site has now confirmed that an offer has been accepted.


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Date:Tuesday January 6 2009
Time: 8:58AM


So we give in so early. Spurs not only get their man but Defoe can play in their semi final league cup games against Burnley. Wembley & Europe beckon. Defoe can play in FA Cup. Defoe can now score goals in the prem & push them up the table & no doubt above us. The big question is, does he play against us on the 18th?
06/01/2009 09:10:00
Well hopefully this will put this one to bed and we can move on. I only hope Tony has a replacement ready to sign as this will leave us short up front should we get any injuries.
06/01/2009 09:10:00
Storage, I would bet that Storrie has been stupid enough not to include this as a clause in the contract. That man will have only been looking at the £signs.
06/01/2009 09:14:00
i cannot see how we can stop him playing against us in a couple of weeks - we just have to make sure he 'doesnt play against us' if you get what i mean? i mean mark him out of the game and do not give him a sniff...he is bound to score tho!
06/01/2009 09:14:00
Time to move on and look at replacements, for me Doyle from Reading would be fantastic but I suspect we will get some little known african who will take time to settle in.
06/01/2009 09:18:00
Now **** off Jermain
06/01/2009 09:21:00
It still amazes me why we couldn't drag this out for a few more weeks. Let him rot. Where we that desperate for the deal?
06/01/2009 09:32:00
If we are to get a replacement then lets hope it is a player who doesn't need to settle in to the Premiership. We may get the chance to see what Nugget can now do? I have been hoping he would be able to get a run of games to prove once and for all whether he can cut the mustard in the Prem. In fairness to him he is at least commited to play for us and gives it 100% when he is given the opportunity to play. Just hope Tony plays hiom as a striker not a winger where he is putting him at the moment. Could already have a goal machine and we don't know it yet?
06/01/2009 09:36:00
Quote from Redknapp: "I wouldn't have sold him if I was manager at Portsmouth and Tottenham came back in," Redknapp admitted. "I'd be keeping him." Fat chance of that happening, you ar$e, as you made sure he didn't want to play for us and would go running to you. Good riddance to the little chav tw*t, you deserve each other. Just hope he spends a lot of time on their bench.
06/01/2009 09:37:00
goodbye jumped up little t*****
Steve C
06/01/2009 09:37:00
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