Date:Monday November 4 2013
Nope, I am not talking about Jed Wallace for once!
It goes without saying that you and I would love to have Wallace sign a new contract to commit his future to Pompey - at least commit a decent transfer fee being received when, and not if, he leaves - but I am still not convinced this will happen.
January will soon be here with all parties having some big decisions to make on his future...
The player that I am actually talking about here is Therry Racon.
Now, just about, out of contract a new deal needs to be signed if he is going to continue his immediate future with us.
Having tied down another couple at the weekend, you would expect that he will become the next one that we do this with in the coming days...
If financially feasible I would hope we secure him until the end of the season, maybe even an 18-month deal but would be amazed if he was not with us until the end of the year at least as he cannot sign for anyone else until January anyway.
I liked Racon last season, and although I was a little disappointed he did not stay I was very much in agreement with our decision not to pay out excessive wages to keep him - quite how he did not get another club surprised me but he is back at Fratton and doing the business to be fair.
Ideally you would not want him to merely build up his fitness with us, be in the shop window and then move on in January but if that is what happens so be it...
Like I say though we can safeguard ourselves against that by securing him on a contract until the end of the season at least to ensure that if anyone wanted him in January they would have to pay for him.
All this being said, perhaps another month-long deal to begin with would be the way forward?
We have to remember he has been without a club since leaving us in the summer so we have to be wary of him picking up an injury due to the fact he might not quite be up to speed so we have to guard ourselves against a fatigue fuelled injury?
So, another month and then If it is within the budget we then tie him down until the end of the season when December gets here?
It sounds so simple in theory, but in practice it is not often that black and white is it mind!
Whatever happens I think we can safely say that Racon has added something to our midfield and I have enjoyed having him back, if we can keep him on a more longer-term basis happy days, but if not then hey ho and all that I guess...
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Date:Monday November 4 2013
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