Vital Football

*Pompey Sign Fernandes*

*Pompey Sign Fernandes*

Pompey today finally completed the signing of Portuguese International Manuel Fernandes.

The 20-year-old signs initially on loan from Benfica with a view to a permanent £7 million move.

There is however an escape clause in the contract should he fail to recover from the groin injury.

The transfer saga started way back in July, but concerns over the players fitness caused Pompey to put a £10 million deal on hold. In an unusual move he stayed with the club to be treated by our nedical staff, rather than return to Benfica.

At least we have now wrapped up the signing (albeit only initially on loan) so we can hopefully soon see just how good Fernandes is, although he could still be two months away from fitness. If he is half the player we think and expect we're in for a treat!

'Even though his conversion to central midfield was relatively recent, I do not think that, at 19, Makelele was a better player than Manuel Fernandes,' said Jose Mourinho.

'From my vantage point, this kid looks calm, wise, sensible and, according to Tiago, deserves all the luck, because he is a nice person.

'I follow him very carefully. He is very strong defensively, and suited to pressurising teams in their own half.

'Without being tall, he seems to be sufficiently agile to compete in the air. His passing is accurate, he takes good positions near the opposition's box and has a powerful shot," said Jose.

click here to watch the player The player can also play on the left of midfield!

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday August 30 2006
Time: 5:29PM

Comments

0
ello rugster. its good to see that we finally got the man but if hes a success i hope we have enough clauses to say the big F off to other clubs (aka chelski) to stop them sniffing around. £7mil seems good value for money if hes as good as everyone says he is. remember this season boys and girls... its gonna be a big'un
pompey pessimist
30/08/2006 17:33:00
0
WOO HOO finally got our man, hopefully... Sorry I couldn't get a more detailed artile on, this is the best I can do with the time I have at the moment. I'm sure Paul will expand on this when he gets a minute. PLAY UP POMPEY and Fernandes...
pompeyrug
30/08/2006 17:34:00
0
Well not bad that we've managed to knock Benfica down 3, maybe as much as 4 million on what they wanted a few weeks back. He's ours, IF he can prove fitness...
pompeyrug
30/08/2006 17:35:00
0
YES this is more good news, the rumour central (pompey shop ) says he will be ready in about a month, then it will be WOOO HOOO GREAT news. Just been reviewing that you tube vid again, this guy is the dogs, champions league experience, strong runner, nimble feet, great shot, lets just keep him protected from the savages and thug thatchers of this world. if he gets fit 7 mill is a steal i just hope we have some good clauses, might have to tempt my optimism a place or two above 10th. im off back to youtube again
russellm
30/08/2006 17:41:00
0
Thankfully some positive news, despite the ifs & buts.
storagematt
30/08/2006 18:04:00
0
does any1 know wot shirt no he'll have
retro hat
30/08/2006 18:14:00
0
sky and 5 live both saying Andrew Cole is currently having medical at portsmouth
russellm
30/08/2006 18:24:00
0
i hope cole can suprise as many people as king kanu
retro hat
30/08/2006 18:33:00
0
agreed im quite enjoying my humble pie
russellm
30/08/2006 18:34:00
0
although i guess it means Nugent wont be coming
russellm
30/08/2006 18:39:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

How Much Have Portsmouth Earned Since 1992?

With the £100million television ceiling being broken this season and handed to one club, where do Portsmouth fall in all time Premier League payments table?

Who Will Pompey Face In 2016/17 (31/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of League Two for 2016/17 is now known.

On this day in history...31st May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 31st May.

On this day in history...30th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 30th May.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop9%
Davies3%
Burgess20%
Barton52%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands3%
Doyle7%
Bennett0%
McNulty3%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk1%
Sub - Close1%
Sub - Chaplin1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug76
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue28
4.Copnor4325
5.mslorna4820
6.Emsworthianblue12
7.eastneydave12
8.Pompeyboosie8
9.Ronald Wilson7
10.Jimsmithswig7