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Muntari completes record Pompey move

Muntari completes record Pompey move

Pompey have finally completed the club record transfer signing of Sulley Muntari from Udinese for an undisclosed amount - believed to be £7million, an amount that smashes the previous £4.4million paid for Benjani in January 2006.

Muntari - 22, becomes the third new Pompey arrival of the summer - after Sylvain Distin and Hermann Hreidarsson, both free transfers - and has signed a 5-year contract to stay with Pompey until 2012.

The Ghanaian international - like Distin before him - has set his sights on a place in Europe with Pompey - he told the Pompey website.

'Portsmouth is a fantastic club with class players such as Pedro Mendes, Sol Campbell, David James and Kanu and a great manager in Harry Redknapp, who is also a great man. I have been a Pompey supporter ever since they first wanted me a year ago and I've watched as many games as I could. The fans are great and they really love their football. I'm really looking forward to playing in front of them and helping the club make a push for European competition.'

So there you have it Peter Storrie was not telling a word of a lie when he told us 'not to panic' over this deal.

Muntari will make a great signing and further strengthen our starting eleven let alone squad, next up a goalscoring striker please Sasha! I am not getting carried away but be prepared for this club record to be broken again during the summer - especially if this striker turns out to be Jermain Defoe as I still feel it could be.

PLAY UP POMPEY!



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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday May 30 2007
Time: 3:43PM

Comments

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i was never worried - okay i was a little... i am happy to have this deal concluded as what a great signing he will prove, it shows we mean business now! keep that cheque book handy for this 20 goal a season striker tho sasha...
pompeyrug
30/05/2007 15:49:00
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You bricked it!!!!! :)
CharlieChimes
30/05/2007 15:59:00
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we have seen this before mate haven't we - so yep i will admit i worried that maybe we would see another deal fall on its arse! i was only a little worried mind...
pompeyrug
30/05/2007 16:02:00
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great signing
retro hat
30/05/2007 16:04:00
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Muntari... Oh Oh Oh Oh... Muntari... Oh Oh Oh Oh... He Came from Udinese. ???? but then what? we need a song for the magic Man...
Midge
30/05/2007 16:04:00
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... hes not been sent off lately... Muntari oh oh oh oh... Muntari oh oh oh oh... how about that to finish it off midge?
pompeyrug
30/05/2007 16:07:00
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Great signing. Another African! African Nations Cup in January! How many are we going to lose for that? In case no one else has thought of it!
storagematt
30/05/2007 16:10:00
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that is the draw back but not many of our midfielders are african are they - and we do have quality in this area even without him...
pompeyrug
30/05/2007 16:22:00
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upfront we maybe short come january though
paultsmouth
30/05/2007 16:29:00
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Welcome aboard Sulley, now make yourself a hero
bluedr
30/05/2007 16:35:00
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