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Agyemang a done deal for Pompey!

The first signing of the new era of Portsmouth Football Club, and Guy Whittingham's first signing as our permanent manager, has been made.

Patrick Agyemang has been secured on a two-year contract.

Technically the 32-year-old has not signed yet, but a pre-contract has been signed for him to become our player when his contract with Stevenage expires on July 1st.

Whittingham had this to say to The News: 'it's fantastic. I think everybody saw what Patrick brought to the team during his time with us. When he is fit, confident and playing well, he is a massive asset to us.

'We're delighted to get it done. He was one of my priorities and, importantly, he fell within our budget.'

Doing things 'within budget' is the buzzword at the moment, and for once actions are following words!

This, on that topic, was added by Whittingham - with him also admitting other offers were made to Agyemang from other clubs, although he wanted to sign for us: 'we are not going to go mad at this. We have to do it sensibly and we have to make sure we are within the budget that has been set by the new board and the terms of the Football League.

'We still owe people money so we have to be careful about that and it's really important that we all remember that going forward but it's a very good deal for us. We're delighted to get him.

'I think he had one or two offers from other clubs but he liked his time with us, he knows how we work and he was keen to get something done.'

Well said Guy, and good work PFC on getting the bigman tied down!

Agyemang, when he got into his stride, was a huge player for us - literally! - and I am more than happy to see him signed. I am slightly surprised it was not a 1-year deal with the option of a 2nd though...

It was also said by Whittingham that another 4 players are close to being tied down, with another 5 or 6 also being worked on!

These signings are not necessarily all going to be players that has been with us on short-term contracts last season either: 'I'm really pleased with how it's going we are quite far down the line with a few others as well. We are making some good progress.

'We are probably pretty close on another four and I'm working on another maybe five or six.

'A few of those are players who haven't been with us - not just players who have been with us during the season.

As much as Whittingham might have said he wanted to keep all the players we had at the end of the season some have not yet been offered contracts, and that is probably down to the fact that they would not fall into our budget - although he feels this could change down the line, but as it is at present some are not affordable.

Isn't it great to hear positive noises coming out of Fratton Park these days!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 4 2013

Time: 7:49PM

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Yes, agree on the 1 year with an option for another point. But I s'pose that is the trade-off for the lower wages..?
scott mc
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05/05/2013 00:39:00

Goo dnes, let's hope it sens a positive signal to others. Do need Connolly & Wallace to sign too.
storagematt
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05/05/2013 17:53:00

The news the shareholders wanted to hear and the reason why we saved the club
eastneydave
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06/05/2013 20:28:00

abit unfair do you not think Dave?
surely it is NOT just shareholders that want to hear news such as this and only they that wanted the club saved!
the last thing we want to now be seeing, and hearing, is a 'them and us' way of thinking surely...
pompeyrug
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07/05/2013 11:54:00

 

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