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Huseklepp signing confirmed


The news we were all waiting for has just been broken on the club's official site. Finally the signing of Norway International striker Erik Huseklepp has been confirmed.

The delay, I assume, was over the international clearance and Football League approval as they oversee the club's business plan following the exit from Administration. Now it is all signed and sealed Erik will be available for the trip to Ashton Gate tomorrow.

Huseklepp told the official site "It was a difficult time for me in Italy and now I'm looking forward to playing in England. It's a dream for me to play here.

"I found out Pompey were interested in me a few weeks ago and I was excited straight away. I know that before they got relegated they were in the Premier League for seven consecutive seasons and they are still a big side.

"The manager showed that he really wanted me here. He's seen me play and liked what he saw - that's really important. Now I want to show what I can do and prove myself at Portsmouth. I hope I can contribute to helping the club win games. I will work hard to make that happen."

Erik only signed for Bari in January but they had a disastrous season and finished seventeen points from safety losing twenty four of their thirty eight games. They were relegated along with Brescia and Sampdoria.

He has signed a three year deal and cost the club a reported 1.5m. I would expect him to start on the bench tomorrow but with Benjani far from fit and Kanu having played twice in a week, who knows?

Good luck to Erik in his Pompey career!

PUP




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Date:Friday August 19 2011

Time: 9:24PM

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great news I think...him and Kits or benji up top..could be good
plymouth graham
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19/08/2011 21:33:00

great news I think...him and Kits or benji up top..could be good
plymouth graham
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19/08/2011 21:33:00

I think well see him sat off in a free role, but who knows
Quazie
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19/08/2011 22:40:00

I think well see him sat off in a free role, but who knows
Quazie
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19/08/2011 22:40:00

Great news, gives us another option. We can switch it abit upfront now. Give him a bit of time to get used to us, I'm sure he will do well.
storagematt
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19/08/2011 23:06:00

Great news, gives us another option. We can switch it abit upfront now. Give him a bit of time to get used to us, I'm sure he will do well.
storagematt
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19/08/2011 23:06:00

Exciting times! Hopefully he plays 3 up front
nodster
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20/08/2011 00:57:00

Exciting times! Hopefully he plays 3 up front
nodster
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20/08/2011 00:57:00

I'm not sure he'll start this afternoon, but glad that it's all wrapped up and I'm looking forward to see him in action.
PompeyFrippy
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20/08/2011 04:49:00

I'm not sure he'll start this afternoon, but glad that it's all wrapped up and I'm looking forward to see him in action.
PompeyFrippy
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20/08/2011 04:49:00

We have got him cleared to play so must be at least on the bench,but now the 5 subs rule is not so good for us, should of had it last year lol!
pompeyyong
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20/08/2011 07:17:00

We have got him cleared to play so must be at least on the bench,but now the 5 subs rule is not so good for us, should of had it last year lol!
pompeyyong
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20/08/2011 07:17:00

At last a bit of pace in the side, i just hope sc does'nt put the shackle's on him to much,
nobby1954
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20/08/2011 09:01:00

At last a bit of pace in the side, i just hope sc does'nt put the shackle's on him to much,
nobby1954
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