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Pompey close in on Huselkepp

Pompey are reported to be on the brink of signing Norway International striker Erik Huseklepp from Italian club Bari for a fee reported to be 1.7million (1.5m).

Sky Sports have picked up an interview with Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tidende where Huseklepp said 'The club (Pompey) is in a rebuilding phase and that is something I want to be part of. In the long run the club wants to get back to the Premier League and that is of course exciting.

'It's a physical league but I've grown stronger with the years, stronger than people might think. I think it's going to be great. Regardless of that (the physical side) I have other qualities to compensate.'

'All is not yet set but the clubs have agreed (a transfer) and I will make it over to England for a medical test within a short while.'

I have heard the word on the streets telling me that CSI were not going to be beaten by rivals for the player who reportedly included Celtic and Southampton and are offering a three and a half year deal.

Huseklepp can play either as a striker or out wide and has scored six goals in his twenty one full internationals including the winner against Portugal in a European championship qualifier last September

Scout's report

Even more interesting is the following article that appeared on Vital Wigan two years ago when Erik was still in Norway playing for SK Brann - 'Vital Latics have commissioned a scout report on Wigan Athletic transfer target, SK Brann player Erik Huseklepp; the report is compiled by Norwegian commentator Kent Rabben who just happens to be a Latics and SK Brann supporter and Vital member, over to you Kent:

Huseklepp can play either as a striker or a winger and he has 11 goals and 11 assists in his last 25 games, he has also made 5 appearances for Norway only two of which were starts, he has scored one international goal, which was against Scotland and he`s made 2 assists.

He is a pacey player and very creative, he has lots of ability and can create openings for himself and others.

He is 25 years old and in the last year of his contract and says he won't sign again, SK Brann would sell him in January rather than let him go for free next summer, a host of top European clubs have been linked with him including Ajax, Chelsea and Liverpool, he would be available for around 2 million

In my opinion he would do very well in the English Premier League and would be a fantastic signing for Wigan.'

Another Vital Football exclusive.



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Writer: eastneydave Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 17 2011

Time: 1:03PM

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CSI "Not be beaten by rivals" - im beginning tolike this talk!
southportpompey
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17/08/2011 13:22:00

CSI "Not be beaten by rivals" - im beginning tolike this talk!
southportpompey
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17/08/2011 13:22:00

This is good news Dave, it will keep Dainty Kitten's new found work ethic going which I believe will result in his increased self belief and less pathetic/ apathetic sulking; although being Pompey consider it's done when it's signed and registered. Does seem to be everywhere now. I'd love to see Leadbetter get the nod as well, he's ( or his ilk) the missing link that will take us from being 7th - 10th place play off hopefuls to seriously considered play off challengers. See I told you all not to panic, still two weeks left- Harry bought a team in that time :-) . . . Let's see it on the OS
russellm
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17/08/2011 13:24:00

This is good news Dave, it will keep Dainty Kitten's new found work ethic going which I believe will result in his increased self belief and less pathetic/ apathetic sulking; although being Pompey consider it's done when it's signed and registered. Does seem to be everywhere now. I'd love to see Leadbetter get the nod as well, he's ( or his ilk) the missing link that will take us from being 7th - 10th place play off hopefuls to seriously considered play off challengers. See I told you all not to panic, still two weeks left- Harry bought a team in that time :-) . . . Let's see it on the OS
russellm
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17/08/2011 13:24:00

GOOD!!..sounds very good,that Dave..ver good indeed. I would have gone for LeFondra..with a shadow of a doubt..but this guy sounds ideal to slot n with what wer have. I heard SC talking about our lack of pro scouts at the club compare3d to Reading, to pluck lower lg players..he said we a guy at the club for a month then left to be DOF in the prem..WHo was that??
plymouth graham
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17/08/2011 13:30:00

GOOD!!..sounds very good,that Dave..ver good indeed. I would have gone for LeFondra..with a shadow of a doubt..but this guy sounds ideal to slot n with what wer have. I heard SC talking about our lack of pro scouts at the club compare3d to Reading, to pluck lower lg players..he said we a guy at the club for a month then left to be DOF in the prem..WHo was that??
plymouth graham
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17/08/2011 13:30:00

i think there re still quite a few "freebies" out there for us to sign as well - on the right wages/contracts of course......
southportpompey
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17/08/2011 13:34:00

i think there re still quite a few "freebies" out there for us to sign as well - on the right wages/contracts of course......
southportpompey
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17/08/2011 13:34:00

Huseklepp also bid his farewell to Bari on their official website as he is going to be playing in England this season.
Pompey Malta
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17/08/2011 13:57:00

Huseklepp also bid his farewell to Bari on their official website as he is going to be playing in England this season.
Pompey Malta
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17/08/2011 13:57:00

Very exciting and must say it's things like this that make me think it was a good move coming to this site :)
Quazie
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17/08/2011 14:17:00

Very exciting and must say it's things like this that make me think it was a good move coming to this site :)
Quazie
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17/08/2011 14:17:00

Quazie Thanks muchly we do like it when others sing the praises of this site. We try our very best.
eastneydave
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17/08/2011 14:30:00

Quazie Thanks muchly we do like it when others sing the praises of this site. We try our very best.
eastneydave
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17/08/2011 14:30:00

For those who haven't seen him play check out this link. Watch out for the Cantona esq goal, brilliant!!! PUP! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESE6jtjUIkU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
moley2
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17/08/2011 14:31:00

For those who haven't seen him play check out this link. Watch out for the Cantona esq goal, brilliant!!! PUP! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESE6jtjUIkU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
moley2
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17/08/2011 14:31:00

Seen that moley and if my coding was a little better would have but the link in the article. That link is here in the Vital Wigan Article of 2009.
eastneydave
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17/08/2011 14:46:00

Seen that moley and if my coding was a little better would have but the link in the article. That link is here in the Vital Wigan Article of 2009.
eastneydave
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17/08/2011 14:46:00

He seems an exciting prospect though, don't u think? Seems like he can score all sorts of goals and isn't scared of running at defenders. For me he looks a better buy than Paterson would have been and cheaper by all account.
moley2
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17/08/2011 14:52:00

He seems an exciting prospect though, don't u think? Seems like he can score all sorts of goals and isn't scared of running at defenders. For me he looks a better buy than Paterson would have been and cheaper by all account.
moley2
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17/08/2011 14:52:00

Not too sure that 'prospect' is the right term as he is 27 next month but he certainly is likely to bring something different to the Chumpionship!

Go Erik the Viking!
eastneydave
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17/08/2011 14:58:00

Not too sure that 'prospect' is the right term as he is 27 next month but he certainly is likely to bring something different to the Chumpionship!

Go Erik the Viking!
eastneydave
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17/08/2011 14:58:00

He's a prospect compared to the King!
moley2
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17/08/2011 15:09:00

He's a prospect compared to the King!
moley2
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17/08/2011 15:09:00

video included in the article now guys, my coding skills are not 'bad' so i have managed to do it - hope that was ok with you dave?
pompeyrug
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17/08/2011 15:48:00

video included in the article now guys, my coding skills are not 'bad' so i have managed to do it - hope that was ok with you dave?
pompeyrug
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17/08/2011 15:48:00

Sure is fine by me!
eastneydave
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17/08/2011 15:51:00

Sure is fine by me!
eastneydave
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17/08/2011 15:51:00

He's certainly got a good eye for goal, but even Utaka looked good with a montage. Let's get him signed up first, and then let the expectations begin.
PompeyFrippy
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17/08/2011 16:07:00

He's certainly got a good eye for goal, but even Utaka looked good with a montage. Let's get him signed up first, and then let the expectations begin.
PompeyFrippy
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17/08/2011 16:07:00

Noseclip.... Hoseclip.... Nou camp .. ??? !!! No ideal how to pronounce his name.. so for me he is 'Hasslehoff' ... Let's just hope he brings Pamela with him ..
Chix
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17/08/2011 16:18:00

Noseclip.... Hoseclip.... Nou camp .. ??? !!! No ideal how to pronounce his name.. so for me he is 'Hasslehoff' ... Let's just hope he brings Pamela with him ..
Chix
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17/08/2011 16:18:00

Calling hele Norge tilhengere. Tror du denne spilleren er bra? Vil han bli en god spiller for Pompey. Har du noen ide hva jeg sier? Plau opp Pompey. Pompey spille opp
Chix
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17/08/2011 16:21:00

Calling hele Norge tilhengere. Tror du denne spilleren er bra? Vil han bli en god spiller for Pompey. Har du noen ide hva jeg sier? Plau opp Pompey. Pompey spille opp
Chix
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17/08/2011 16:21:00

Oh .. og gjr han fortsatt kjre Kit?
Chix
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17/08/2011 16:22:00

Oh .. og gjr han fortsatt kjre Kit?
Chix
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17/08/2011 16:22:00

ledsen Chix bara talar svenska r det nra nog?
pompeym@
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17/08/2011 16:30:00

ledsen Chix bara talar svenska r det nra nog?
pompeym@
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17/08/2011 16:30:00

what the deuce...
pompeyrug
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17/08/2011 17:22:00

some 'word on the street' for you...
'Journo thinks medical is now done. Personal terms are discussed'
so it pretty much is done by all accounts?

one thought for it being 'delayed' is the hope of waiting until later in the week to 'announce a double signing closer to saturday...
pompeyrug
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17/08/2011 17:22:00

what the deuce...
pompeyrug
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17/08/2011 17:22:00

some 'word on the street' for you...
'Journo thinks medical is now done. Personal terms are discussed'
so it pretty much is done by all accounts?

one thought for it being 'delayed' is the hope of waiting until later in the week to 'announce a double signing closer to saturday...
pompeyrug
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17/08/2011 17:22:00

I'd like to see them get the deal done and just announce it! It is pleasing to see/hear comments allegedly from CSI about 'not being beaten by rivals' this is good news. Perhaps the days of playing second fiddle and being a laughing stock are behind us. Thank heavens.
pompey1151
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17/08/2011 18:54:00

I'd like to see them get the deal done and just announce it! It is pleasing to see/hear comments allegedly from CSI about 'not being beaten by rivals' this is good news. Perhaps the days of playing second fiddle and being a laughing stock are behind us. Thank heavens.
pompey1151
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17/08/2011 18:54:00

CSI facebook page basically confirms it now!
paultsmouth
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17/08/2011 20:15:00

CSI facebook page basically confirms it now!
paultsmouth
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17/08/2011 20:15:00

What time do they usually hold press conferences? Lunchtime?
PompeyFrippy
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18/08/2011 03:02:00

What time do they usually hold press conferences? Lunchtime?
PompeyFrippy
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18/08/2011 03:02:00

 

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