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How Pompey Will Spend 30 Million

How Pompey Will Spend 30 Million

Pompey signings thus far;
David James- Manchester City, £1.2m
David Thompson- Wigan, free
Sol Campbell- Arsenal, free
Glen Johnson- Chelsea, loan

Portsmouth are supposedly armed with a 30 million transfer kitty! We have only spent 1.2 million of that so far however; Fernandes should sign today for either 8.5 or 10 million depending what you read. Let`s call it 10 million for arguments sake. Portsmouth will open talks with Martins today, after the club agreed an eleven and a half million pounds offer from Portsmouth (according to reports in Italy) Kanu should also be confirmed as a Pompey player today!

Unlikely, but if Martins does sign along with the other two that would be 22.7 million pounds spent this summer. I also expect us to make a 5 million pound move for Sulley Muntari taking the spending 27.7 million. (If not Muntari then a left sided player around the 5 million mark. Barry?) With the rest of the money being put towards Sol Campbell and Martins wages.

If Pompey don`t sign Martins (should I say when we don`t) Harry is thought to be ready to go after Forlan and a second striker (maybe Nugent) Even if he did it this way we would be getting on for 30 million pounds spent this summer.

So what was the point of that article? Um… I guess that the big money signings are on their way, they should be kick started by the signing of Fernandes today.

Distin deal may also be back on, more to follow on that later.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday August 17 2006
Time: 9:33AM

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Any of the named striker s will do but i dont think Martins wants to come, he has made it clear with statements (well agent & club statements) we are his third choice option, he apparently knows Kanu very well but would we get the best of him ?
17/08/2006 09:51:00
we sign martins and europe is on
17/08/2006 10:39:00
Get real people - Martins will not sign for a club who are not playing in the Champions League, let alone Europe. £30m is completely pie in the sky - Gaydamak will spend what is necessary to take us where we need to go, so lets end this speculation and gossip and just see what happens. I'm bored of reading the tripe that gets posted on this and many other Pompey sites.
17/08/2006 10:51:00
And dont reply with the 'well you don't have to read it' message. I know I don't have to read it, but I do - in the hope that one day I will see something that is worth reading.
17/08/2006 10:53:00
If you know you don't have to read it, but still do surely you can't complain about what you read. I'm inclined to agree that much as i would like it to happen Martins is unlikely to sign for Pompey but all the time a bid is on the table it's a valid topic of conversation.
Steve C
17/08/2006 10:59:00
I'd rather Harry went for Forlan a class player top scorer in la liga say no more
17/08/2006 11:04:00
I can complain as much as I want. I'm a Pompey fan and am used to complaining. It started when we sold Alan Biley to Brighton as has gone on ever since. So poke it.
17/08/2006 11:16:00
read it properly then! QUOTE: "If Pompey don`t sign Martins (should I say when we don`t)" If you hope to see something worth reading please feel free to write me an article and i will post it for you!!!
17/08/2006 11:35:00
Oh thats nice, despite all we've had to complain about over the years, some people just aren't happy unless they're complaining. I don't see much to complain about when the club are being linked with big money moves for world class players. True until the facilities are improved our chances of signing them are not so hot but we are at least able to compete with other teams in the transfer market now.
Steve C
17/08/2006 11:41:00
i would say the possibility of signing martins is as predictable as the weather in england. you can be quick to dismiss the transfer BUT we were quick to dismiss campbell's signing and if martins has an ounze of ambition he will choose 1st team for a season getting us into europe than bench warming some european team. does he want to become a hero or a penny pinching scumbag. im sorry i have this rant all the time, but footballers only want money. i would rather play for an up and coming team guaranteed playing FOOTBALL (thats what i thought footballers do??) than sit on a bench watching footballers. we havnt heard much from the fernandes deal, will he sign today? is vargas deal dead completely then? kanu signed yet? would be good to have all 3 by the end of today, then i would start to worry about my small bet on blackburn!
pompey pessimist
17/08/2006 11:44:00
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