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Anelka Deal Gets Close As HR Gambles

Anelka Deal Gets Close As HR Gambles


Harry Redknapp has confirmed that he is willing to bring Anelka to Portsmouth as the two clubs get closer to agreeing a deal.

'People have told me I would be mad to sign him, but I like Anelka because he's a real talent,' Redknapp is quoted in The Daily Express.

'I had the same problem when I took Di Canio at West Ham. Everyone said I must be off my head, but he ended up being a legend at West Ham.

'Anelka is on another level. You have to take a few chances in this game and he is well worth the gamble.

'I can't say everyone will agree with me about him, but that is my opinion and I will take the blame if I am wrong.'

Anelka has said that he would give 100% if he joined Portsmouth. Is it possible that Anelka could be Lua Lua`s replacement? I`m receiving news this morning that Lua may join Tottenham in a player plus cash deal (more on that to follow)


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Date:Saturday July 22 2006
Time: 10:39AM

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I'm sticking with my opinion of giving Anelka a go, if people could accept Harry returning then they can accept Anelka, you all know that if he signs when he is banging the goals in next season he'll be loved... As he says himself, look what he managed to do with Di Canio
pompeyrug
22/07/2006 10:45:00
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Any news on who the player is in this deal?
pompeyrug
22/07/2006 10:46:00
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i would really love Anelka here, he should be at his best now at the age of 27 and i really think he will get the goals for us, i would also let Lualua go in a player plus cash deal depending on the player. Hopefully they offer Defoe and 15m lol, or we could try offering cash with Lualua for Defoe?
sambache3592
22/07/2006 11:03:00
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I still say he's just fishing for a bigger club, of course I would be happy if he eventually plumped for us (as long as he gives 100%)....
Tantona
22/07/2006 11:40:00
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Defoe for LuaLua in a straight swap more than fair LOL. Obviously Defoe has been a target for Redknapp so cash plus LuaLua could be an option? Surely it can't be Spurs offering us cash plus a player for LuaLua??? There aren't many that Spurs would let go we'd maybe want are there? It could be Davenport, but would he really be that much of an improvement in defence? Maybe Reid or Routledge? Only time will tell...
pompeyrug
22/07/2006 12:52:00
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Is this the same lua thats staying? ;)
FEn_100
22/07/2006 13:31:00
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hmmm. I really hope that if Anelka comes to Fratton Park that it works out, and he becomes a legend like Di Canio as Harry says. I have reservations though. Think he might go back to the "Le Sulk" of old once the honeymoon period is over.
cherry_brandy
22/07/2006 14:30:00
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Carrick & cash maybe? As Anelka if he didn't have the baggage we wouldn't be even this close to signing him.
storagematt
22/07/2006 16:54:00
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I'll believe it once I see Anelka in the Pompey shirt on the OS until then it's just media hype
nelson
22/07/2006 17:28:00
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fen im talking about an offer by tottenham not us offering, i'm looking into it this guys got an amazing story
lmatthews
22/07/2006 19:35:00
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