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Andres (The Truth Revealed!)


Portsmouth where phoned an hour before D`Alessandro completed his move to join Zaragoza. Peter Storrie has revealed Pompey had the chance to loan the player for another year with an option to sign him.

"We can loan him but it is still very expensive and the same comment from Harry, first he has to decide his options. Player and agent are asking for a lot of money loan or no loan and Harry is still looking at several other options in that position, we will have the final say." Peter confirmed last night. (Friday)

Portsmouth agreed to let the player join Zaragoza before there "first option" ran out on the 30th of June.

'When you start your football career you have various dreams and one of mine was to play in the Spanish league, which is the best,' explained Andres.

Despite the above comments the player did want to sign for Portsmouth and his agent rang Pompey asking them for the last time to accept the players and agents wage demands.

Peter Storrie revealed that the agent`s fee demanded was "extraordinary" and that Portsmouth would have had to have paid 100% of the player`s wages plus a further 20%, this would have resulted in the contract being worth in the rejoin of 38k a week.

With Pompey turning to Thormet as the answer by paying for one of the most rated players in France. Vital Pompey would like to thank Andres for the memory`s and wish him all the best at his new club. (Greedy Bastard!)




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Date:Saturday June 17 2006

Time: 9:29PM

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No one could possibly understand how much i hate Storrie for this. He says he is working for the club but he is driving other players away by making us look soo CHEAP! and NASTY! If Harry has been given this huge war chest to spend, why not splash out on what would be one of the signings of the season.
Linvoy#1
interesting to find out what happened. its a shame u didnt sign him
green giant 12
Huge war chest or not. The difference in salaries to DA would have embarrassed the majority of salaries to the rest of the team. Not a good move. I wish him well & thank him for his bit in keeping us up. Now move on.
storagematt
haha it does make us look cheap don't it, You can't give in to all demands in business though
lmatthews
thats how much decent players cost boys! if u dont wana be in that relegation zone all the time u need to invest in players. maybe show pompeys lack of ambition...
elmo85
don't know who you are elmo! but i do agree with you
Linvoy#1
38K per week is probably what he is worth, its time to spend the warchest
GreenGiant13
we wont get into europe on 10k salaries. its unreal that one of the best players to come into the club in a long time and someone who was a breath of fresh air would just be shafted to some boring spanish league! although in defence, we need to establish the club in the top half this season to get ourselves a bigger profile to attract the right players and then get some funds out!
pompey pessimist
i think having to give the agent so much money put us off a bit
lmatthews
He was a quality player and I totaly agree with elmo85. But..... i'm sure there are other quality players available for a better price. His agent is very greedy which puts a downer on the situation. Good luck D'A and thanks for all the hard work you did for us last season.
POMPEYMEV
Hey linvoy, where you coming from mate? Have you not realised that, whatever the fee or amount of wages to be paid, has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Peter Storrie. If you've a problem with us not paying higher amounts then you should direct your angst at the co directors, who are the ones who decide on wages and fees. Storrie merely does the paperwork and negotiations UP TO the limit that is set by them. And i re iterate what i told you weeks ago, it was his agent that scuppered the deal, not the player.
FEn_100
wel another season looming and harry is looking into the unknown again, we let delessandro slip through our fingers, sounds familiar, damian francis, 30 million to spend i dont think so, ground starting soon i dont think so all sounds too familiar well done pompey same crap different season
maddison
There were two very strong indications from DA that he wasn't coming back, the first a couple of weeks back and then last week sitting on the beach with his family sleding Pompey. Whatever role the agent played in this and however greedy he was, DA had no intention of returning. Maybe the agent's fee should be looked at based on what he had to do, get his player who didn't want to come back to do so. It would have been money well spent if you had DA on your books, you still have the money but last seasons best player is gone.
GreenGiant13
He was a good player, you should of loaned him for another season, and then bought him!
richy23
his wages where too high
lmatthews
Not for Zaragoza Les, I think it was a BIG mistake not sign sign him at all costs, sitting mid table next season with stability throughout Fratton Park would have been the time to start making such decisions. Forgive me if I am wrong but all I am seeing is Pompey linked to big name and then nope (Zakora/Campbell/Camera etc). If this continues and in six weeks all you have is "unknown and untested" players as far as the EPL is concerned who will then need half a season to adjust and its here we go again.
TeddyLyon
 

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