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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...

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Thursday April 28 2011
    Time: 11:10AM

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    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
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    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
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    Doubt a big club will come in for him and he is now a true Pompey Legend!
    eastneydave
    28/04/2011 13:48:00
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    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
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