Date:Wednesday April 15 2009
So, we have some 15 players out of contract in the summer (or seeing their loans with Pompey end) it is almost time to decide who deserves a new contract and who does not deserve the drippings from my nose, well ours noses!
I was going to look at them all together, but I think I will do them one at a time... Simple question, and as the bearded one would say, 'deal or no deal?'
Armand Traore - loan ends
Came in with a lot of promise, lived up to this in his early stages but had gone badly off the boil in recent months before injury struck to hamper his progress even more. His fight and desire, not to mention confidence, seems to have gone with him almost hitting rock bottom.
The double change in managers this season cannot have helped, 'he' made him a regular and he was still a mainstay in Tony Adams' thoughts, but another change of manager, and build-up of injuries has not helped at all.
I would still be happy enough if we could do a deal to keep him, a deal that could see cash come from Arsenal as well with Niko going the other way would still suit me - but I suspect that his desire to be here has gone, and he has repeatedly expressed his desire to have a long term future with Arsenal anyway.
Deal or no deal? No deal.
If we could buy him outright I do not think we would stump up the £5m or so for him, we simply cannot afford it. Well, even if we can Sacha will not be ploughing anymore money in so at least double that would need to be generated from selling others before we even gave this the most limited of thoughts I would think...
Like I say, if we could get him for Niko and cash I could still see a deal being done.
I do not think that Arsenal not letting him go comes into the equation much, as I think they would if a deal suited them. We do have to remember that they too, although not strapped for cash, still need to generate what they can.
These are my thoughts, what about yours? As always please share them below...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Wednesday April 15 2009
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