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What does the future hold for...de Laet?

There can be few clubs with such a history of squad rotation as Pompey.

This summer, as with the past 2-3, I would suspect that 'most' will be wondering where their future lies.

Although unlike some other years some players under contract at least 'should' have a better chance of remaining where they are, as long as this is what they want!

If this is what they want, and it is a financially viable option for us, lets hope this is what they get...

#5 Ritchie de Laet

His early time during his loan spell from Manyoo was poor, this left me thinking 'what was all the fuss about' regarding him?

The youngster has come on a lot and proven a very good loan signing though.

De Laet has said that he wants to break into the Manyoo side in the future. To be honest I think he will be hard pushed although, if he is happy with this, he does have the potential to be a possible 'squad player' on the 'fringes' of the 1st team at Old Trafford but I cannot ever seeing him being a regular 1st team selection.

As said he will not break into the Manyoo side anytime soon so I reckon, to have much chance at all, he needs another season away on loan.

So, 'if' we can strike a deal to take him for another season then I would be very much happy with that, and given the fact that he has recently said he would do this I will stick my neck on the line and say that his future, albeit temporarily perhaps, is at Fratton...

#1 Jamie Ashdown - here.
#2 Greg Halford - here.
#3 Carl Dickinson - here.
#4 Aaron Mokoena - here.

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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Wednesday April 13 2011

    Time: 12:00PM

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    I think he will go back to ManU, he's a good player and a great prospect. I disagree about his ability to make the Mancs team, they have plenty of players with less ability who were improved by the standard around them. The inverse lowest common denominator effect is also evident at Pompey. Look at DC, shining star for a few games, then a few games of frustration and now a couple being brought off early.
    Russellm
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    13/04/2011 17:44:00

    Agree 100% with Russell and his comments on RDL and DC. De Laet is too good and Cotterill too lightweight sadly.
    eastneydave
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    13/04/2011 19:07:00

    Why, thank you Dave - and I shall agree with all your comments - back
    Russellm
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    14/04/2011 20:15:00

    did not say he would not make the team, do not think that he will be a regular 1st choice - he could be in a similar mould to o'shea? always around the squad but only a regular if others are out...
    another year in the nopower would do him no harm tho!
    pompeyrug
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    15/04/2011 16:31:00

     

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