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Denilson Training With Pompey?

Denilson Training With Pompey?

With Pompey's start to the season, and our signings made thus far only raising the profile of the club it is being reported that Brazilian World Cup winner Denilson is training with us.

I'm a little confused, as there seems to be conflicting views on this. The 29-year-old 2002 Brazilian World Cup Winner is said to be training with us, Harry Redknapp quoted as saying this in the Mirror.

"We are taking a look at him"

However following his release by French side Bordeaux (this is where the conflicting views begin) in the summer he was said to have held talks on a lucrative move to the Middle East to sign for Saudi Arabian club Al Nasr.

Some suggestions say that Denilson has already joined Al Nasr, with this taking place last week on a one-year loan move from Bordeaux, with his contract not yet having expired? This move would have come outside the transfer window however so surely such a move could have only happened on a permanent basis should he have been a free agent? Other reports merely say he has been talking to the club, keeping his options open by spending some time with us. In which case as he would after all be a free agent so he could sign for Al Nasr or Pompey, with him reportedly photographed training with us.

Denilson is a world-class talent who first burst onto the World stage in France, at the 1998 World Cup Finals. His impressive displays as Brazil looked to successfully defend their World Title won in the United States in 1994 would see them end the tournament as runners-up to the host nation France. These displays would see Denilson in 1998 become the then World's most expensive footballer following a £20 million plus move from legendary Brazilian club Sao Paulo to Spanish outfit Real Betis.

Denilson would suffer from a series of injuries whilst with Betis and would even be loaned to Flamengo for a short while however his remarkable close control and ability would still see him often linked with moves away on a permanent basis from Spain, and he would be a part of the successful Brazilian World-Cup winning squad of 2002 in Japan and Korea.

The Brazilian signed for Bordeaux in the summer of 2005 for an undisclosed amount. With a fee involved, unless very minimal it makes you think that maybe the indications that he is in fact not a free agent could be true, unless with his wages being so high the French club, despite having the income from European football available felt they could only afford him for the one season? It could also be a case of giving him the season as an extended trial and take it from their with it possible fresh terms could not have been agreed, which is another suggestion being made.

All theories could in fact prove irrelevant as if he is in fact training with us, as he is widely said to be, with as I say photographical evidence (which I haven't personally seen) of him doing so then he must in fact be a free agent and available to Pompey so Al Nasr's claims of his signing could well prove somewhat premature...

From my own personal point of view the thought of having a Brazilian, and a fantastic Brazilian (aren't they all!) in Denilson at that playing at Fratton Park, despite some injuries over the years really excites me and only pushes us further in the direction in which we all want to go.

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Date:Wednesday September 13 2006
Time: 1:25PM


The glories site in the image above would be what would greet Denilson on the training ground, ain't it a picture...
13/09/2006 13:28:00
Glorious site even...
13/09/2006 13:28:00
He is here, he was at Leigh Park Last Night watching the reserves.
13/09/2006 13:38:00
Posted this comment before on another article, but may be too old an article to get comment?? So posting it again, as if this is true it answers a few questions like Why Bond left, and also why Bond doesnt get a mention when Harry reflects on Old time compared to new times????.... Here it is again .................................................................................................KEVIN BOND.................................................................................................. Looks like Kevin Bond didnt part company on friendly terms with harry after all, when he left pompey for Newcastle. I have heard (And this will be confirmed if Panorama broadcast it Tuesday 19/09/06) that Keving Bond, was caught on tape naming Managers that May take a Bung. As Harry redknapp was named by Kevin Bond, Harry, then asked Kevin to leave Pompey, after managing NOT to get lured in... (which makes sence, as Harry must have smealt the rat having been branded time and time again... Lets be fair, Harry isnt that daft he saw it coming). Now Panorama is about to screen the recording, Kevin Bond is likely to make more enemies, as he names other managers. Hence his need for Personal leave, and probably the end of his short lived spell in Newcastle???? Watch Tuesday to see if the murmours i hear are true or false.
13/09/2006 14:02:00
sight even ;)
13/09/2006 14:06:00
I'm going by the site referring to this site being a glorious one... I'm kidding no one, in my haste to post a comment I used the wrong site, as you know I meant sight, not a good start posting wise was it :)
13/09/2006 14:54:00
What has Kevin Bond got to do with Denilson?
13/09/2006 14:56:00
Denilson was good once in about 1998. Since then he has done little more than step over the ball twenty times a match and smile a lot. Ask Betis or Bordeaux fans about him and not many will have a good thing to say about him. It all sounds very exciting signing a brazilian but with our team at the moment do we really need him?
The Rabbi
13/09/2006 15:11:00
Its a good article to keep pompey in the sports pages.
13/09/2006 16:02:00
He's a very good player and will and speed and skill 2 the team!
13/09/2006 16:10:00
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