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!