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Will he get what he wants though?

It is always positive to know that a loanee wants to make a temporary move permanent although if this can happen or not is always a bone of contention.

Given Portsmouth Football Club's recent history signing a player permanently, especially with a fee involved, does actually become an 'unlikely' scenario...

So, given the opening thoughts, hearing Greg Halford tell The News that he wants to make his loan from Wolves a permanent one is a good thing: 'I would definitely like to be a part of things here.

'Everyone wants to be in a winning team and we are winning at the moment. We'll have to see what happens with regard to that at the end of the season.

'There hasn't been any conversations really to that extent. I guess it depends on Wolves.

'I still have a year after this one there, so I guess it's down to what they want fee-wise. It's down to whether they want to let me go but it looks like that is more imminent than anything.'

It 'seems' quite obvious that Halford does not have a future with Wolves although Mick McCarthy has made it clear that he will not let the defender leave 'on the cheap'.

So, with a year to go on his contract despite not having to pay 'ridiculous money' we would 'probably' still be looking at 1m plus for the 26-year-old and you would have to say that this does seem out of our price range.

I certainly think the guy could do a job for us in the future so if we can bring him in I would be happy, although I will not hold my breath as I am far from convinced that we are going to be in a position to spend much money this summer - and in many ways even should do this...

With Aaron Mokoena a high earner, and on a 'long-term' contract, with a previous interest from Wolves shown in him 'perhaps' some form of a swap deal could be worked out in the summer?

A straight swap would, for me anyway, see us come out the beneficiary in terms of ability of the player and the wages we pay him.

At least a phase of this is compete, Halford wants to stay with Pompey, now comes the tricky part this summer of actually managing to bring him here...

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  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Thursday March 24 2011

    Time: 2:48PM

    Your Comments

    Swapsey's, can't argue with that Rug.You have to seriously doubt Mick if he thinks Mok the Weak is better.
    russellm
    Swap you bet.
    MickTait
    I would love to see him stay, I rate him very highly...good guy. Not sure on his "Everyone wants to be in a winning team and we are winning at the moment".... sounds like a kiss of death to me :-)
    cornypomp
    Its great to hear some positivity and players who want to stay, Halford's really fitted in well and it would be great if he can stay. could we really get away with swapsies for Moko?
    tracyc
     

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