Vital Football

What does the future hold for...Kanu?

What does the future hold for...Kanu?

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...

#27 Kanu

With another 2-years left on his 3-year contract signed last summer there seems no reason for him to move on really?

That said one final 'payday' and the lure of ending his career in better climes and riches in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Australia or America could appeal to him?

If any offers came to him I cannot see the club denying him this move and being allowed to leave on a free would probably be granted?

The King still has that magic although his powers are waning all the time now with his aging body struggling to give us what I think we should be getting from someone being paid as much as he is, even if it is much less than it could have been but for the contractual compromise.

£10k a week for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes here or there, and not necessarily in every game, is a pretty poor return for that kind of money...

Would we even manage this from him as often next season as we have this?

This could go either way for me but I tend to lean towards us having at least one more year from him at Pompey so his future lies at Fratton...

#1 Jamie Ashdown - here.
#2 Greg Halford - here.
#3 Carl Dickinson - here.
#4 Aaron Mokoena - here.
#5 Ritchie de Laet - here.
#6 The Herminator - here.
#7 Liam Lawrence - here.
#8 Hayden Mullins - here.
#9 Danny Webber - here.
#10 Dave Nugent - here.
#14 Jonathan Hogg - here.
#17 David Cotterill - here.
#18 Dave Kitson - here.
#20 Joel Ward - here.
#24 Nadir Ciftci - here.
#25 Ibrahima Sonko - here.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

  • Click here to make your prediction: Pompey v Norwich.

    Join the Vital Pompey Debate

    Trust

  • Frippy's Virtual Bookies - latest update and place your bets!

    Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
    Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
    www.papajohns.co.uk/football
  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Thursday April 28 2011
    Time: 11:10AM

    Comments

    0
    I thought he signed a Kanu 3 year contract last summer which involves a move into coaching at some point
    MickTait
    28/04/2011 11:53:00
    0
    yea thats what i was about to say Mick, i think his role even now might be a player/coach one, so i'd say he's worth keeping for the next 2 years
    pompeym@
    28/04/2011 12:36:00
    0
    Doubt a big club will come in for him and he is now a true Pompey Legend!
    eastneydave
    28/04/2011 13:48:00
    0
    In past years I have not thought much of Kanu and very much thought he was too slow and kranky. But I have been particularly watching him the past few weeks, and I am sure that what is said above is right, his powers are waning, but I have to say his passing is absolute class, and probably far better than anyone else we have in the side at the moment. I do concur that for the odd 20 minutes here and there he is expensive, but he has started a few games this year. I hope he stays with us, if only to keep us singing the King Kanu song:-)
    Gandor1
    29/04/2011 00:07:00
    Page 1/1
    1. 1

    Login to post a comment

    Recent Portsmouth Articles

    On this day in history...25th May

    A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 25th May.

    We know Danny you want to stay!

    In case we had forgot Hollands has reminded us of his desire to stay with Pompey! I'm not 'desperate' either way in many ways but sorting this quickly would be best for all concerned.

    Three more pre-season games announced

    'Glamour ties' are loved but pre-season is about fitness and form so it doesn't matter if it's Barcelona or Bognor... Then again a trip to the Nou Camp wouldn't be turned down!

    On this day in history...24th May

    A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 24th May.

    Archived Vital Pompey Articles

    Vital Pompey articles from

    Site Journalists

    pompeyrug
    Editor email
    Profile
    eastneydave
    Editor email
    Profile
    paultsmouth
    no email
    Profile
    Chix
    no email
    Profile

    Current Poll (see more polls)

    PO - Plymouth MotM
    Suggested By: Site Staff
    Allsop6%
    Davies4%
    Burgess21%
    Barton51%
    Stevens0%
    Evans0%
    Hollands2%
    Doyle8%
    Bennett0%
    McNulty4%
    Roberts0%
    Sub - McGurk2%
    Sub - Close0%
    Sub - Chaplin2%
    ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

    League Table

    # Team P W D L Pts. GD
    C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
    P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
    P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
    4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
    5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
    6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
    7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
    8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
    9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
    10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
    11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
    12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
    13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
    14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
    15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
    16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
    17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
    18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
    19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
    20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
    21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
    22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
    R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
    R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
    Latest F1 News
    Latest Vital Boxing News

    Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

    Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

    Vital Members League Table

    RankNamePoints
    1.pompeyrug66
    2.storagematt30
    3.FrattonBlue22
    4.Copnor4322
    5.mslorna4820
    6.Emsworthianblue11
    7.eastneydave10
    8.Ronald Wilson7
    9.Jimsmithswig7
    10.PompeyFromtheUSA4