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Kanu ready to walk

Kanu ready to walk

Things had gone a little quiet with Kanu and his threats to leave Pompey recently, or so I thought - that was until I had a quick check on SKY Sports to see what was going on in the world of Pompey and low and behold he has made another 'final' threat, apparently.

You have to take almost everything that is written in the tabloids with a pinch of salt, especially what is in The Sun, but they are saying Kanu is making one final threat in order to 'force Pompey's hand' and get him the 2-year contract he is demanding.

'If I can't get a two-year contract, then I am prepared to leave.

'I have done my best and shown my commitment to Portsmouth.

'I have fulfilled my own side of our agreement and it is up to them now.'

This is the latest in a series of 'reported' threats that Kanu - who is now said to be being 'tracked' by Ajax and Werder Bremen! - has made.

With this in mind as much as I appreciate what Kanu did for us last season, which I do feel was more than just the first half of the season goals he scored - although not everyone agrees, I think it is time we told Kanu to 'sling his hook' and see if these other clubs make good on the 'reported' interest!

I wonder if they will be handing out the 2-year contract he is demanding?

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday June 9 2007
Time: 1:43PM

Comments

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Well something has to give & there is little point in him staying if he doesn't get what he wants. A****ed of player will give you nothing but trouble so let him go or give him the extra year.
storagematt
09/06/2007 14:05:00
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I dont think we should give him the extra year. He knows as well as everyone he may not be able to perform for two years. I dont see anything wrong with his current contract, play a year & if plays enough games, he can play another! that is a fair contract for a player of his age. Dont get me wrong, hes been great for us, but we dont need tobe dictated by a player! I say call his bluff! & yes I know were running out of strikers fast!
CharlieChimes
09/06/2007 14:30:00
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I thank we ran out of strikers in the New Year!
storagematt
09/06/2007 15:04:00
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We will run out of strikers next New Year too. ACN and all that.
Lysimachus
09/06/2007 15:25:00
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CharlieChimes i we had it right about Kanu under the earlier LuaLua article, and as you pointed out the additional wages that Kanu wants ( i understand he is joint second highest paid) could be used to get a young prospect. LBH here Benji out rated and played Kanu pretty much every game since 2007 started, i think it was 6 goals wasnt it? Then the midfield chimed in with a few. Can we afford non scoring hold up play strikers? im not sure they havent cost us a place in Europe and an additional £28m, and almost certainly added to the difficulty in signing target players.
russellm
09/06/2007 16:28:00
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LoL like it storagematt and Lysimachus makes a very good point. We need at least two European strikers perhapse that is why Toddy is still here.
russellm
09/06/2007 16:32:00
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in regards Kanu's commmitment i think it is fair to say we pulled his carrer of the scrap heap
russellm
09/06/2007 16:33:00
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Let him go lads, hes aging fast and not irreplaceable is he now?
BomBom
09/06/2007 17:37:00
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If he had the ability and skill his confidance suggests, he would take the one year full in the knowledge that he would play well enough for the second. And there's the rub (blimey, aint used that expression for a while) he wants the security of a guaranteed 2 years of big money with the ability to coast and do naff all if he feels like it. Well I'd like that too so 'on yer bike' Mr K.
Et_tu_Pompeii
09/06/2007 21:19:00
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Just read on Teamtalk that HR is complaining he can't compete with West Ham on transfer fees and wages, for Bellamy and a French guy. How come, a year ago we were touted as the new Big Spenders with the next Russian zillionair and now we can just about give Wigan and Fulham a run for their money! I mean, what's going on?
Et_tu_Pompeii
09/06/2007 21:56:00
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