Loanees go, 4 released but others offered deals
Pompey have officially released details of the players offered new, or improved, contracts on The Pompey Site.
This basically does for my 'will they stay or will they go' idea, that said I will continue with them anyway as I have already written them!
All loanees HAVE, as expected, returned to their parent clubs although it is hoped that another loan deal with Genoa can be struck for Anthony Vanden Borre, which pleases me.
Jamie Ashdown, Angelos Basinas, Steve Finnan and OJ Koroma have all been released.
David James, The Herminator, Rocha John Rocha, Joel Ward, Marlon Pack and Kanu have ALL been offered new contracts - I do not think that all will sign them though, I would 'hope' that most do but Kanu is the one that I can least see signing to be honest...
Lenny Sowah, Matty Ritchie, Tom Kilbey and Jon Stewart have all been offered new deals as well.
Linvoy Primus, who has already retired but now is officially out of contract - or will be next month - has been offered a role at the club.
More info, as officially released, is below...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Pompey Offer Ten Players New Deals
Preparations for Pompey's 2010/11 season are already underway, as the football club looks to build a strong squad capable of challenging for the Championship title.
The football club can confirm it has offered new contracts to influential first-team FA Cup heroes David James, Kanu, Hermann Hreidarsson and Ricardo Rocha.
It's hoped the popular quartet will bring a wealth of experience and strength to the Blues' side as they seek to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
A number of Pompey's rising stars have also been approached with new deals to keep them at Fratton Park.
Lennard Sowah, Matt Ritchie and Joel Ward have all been offered contracts, following their impressive breakthroughs at the end of the season.
They are joined by fellow youngsters Marlon Pack and Tom Kilbey, along with reserve keeper Jon Stewart.
Fratton favourite Linvoy Primus has also been offered a position at the club, following his retirement from football.
And Pompey's coaching staff have identified a number of players in different positions that they would like to bring into the squad, with work ongoing in this area.
Loan stars Jamie O'Hara (Tottenham), Hassan Yebda (Benfica), Aruna Dindane (Lens) and Frederic Piquionne (Lyon) all rejoin their parent clubs.
Anthony Vanden Borre will also return to Serie A side Genoa, but Pompey are working on a new loan deal that will hopefully allow the defender to be come back to Fratton Park for a further season.
Angelos Basinas, Jamie Ashdown, Steve Finnan and OJ Koroma have all been released.
Portsmouth FC would like to thank the departing players for their tremendous service to the club during their time on the south coast.
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