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Pompey likely lad? Giampaolo Pazzini

Pompey likely lad? Giampaolo Pazzini

Pompey are being 'linked' with strikers all over the shop, so we are taking a look at the ones most 'strongly linked' - or so we are being told most strongly linked - in turn. They are not in a preferential order just alphabetical.

'Reports' last weekend surfaced that Harry Redknapp could be targeting Italian U21 international Giampaolo Pazzini with Fiorentina under pressure to sell due to 'reported' financial difficulties still.

Pazzini shot to prominence in England after scoring a hat trick in the first ever match played at the newly refurbished Wembley - when this was eventually completed! His first goal - and the first at the stadium - came after only 28 seconds of the 3-3 draw with England.

I have seen him play a few times and have always been impressed with him, but a strike rate of 1 goal in every 4 games is not too impressive at all, but some of his appearance would have come as a sub during the very early stages of his career.

He is said to be a 'direct and powerful' centre forward who is a 'threat in the air' and also has a 'powerful shot'. From seeing him a handful of times I would tend to agree.

It is claimed that Pompey could move for him when the U21 Euro's finish at the weekend - but with a fee of £7.5million being quoted it would be unlikely that Redknapp would be willing to pay such an amount on someone so young and unknown to him?

My thinking is I would very much like to see him a Pompey player as he has tremendous potential and would be a valuable long term asset, but Redknapp would probably see things differently so I would say we have a 2 out of 5 rating chance of seeing him at Pompey this summer - hopefully I am wrong?

Next - and last - under the microscope will be Yakubu.

PLAY UP POMPEY!



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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday June 22 2007
Time: 3:52PM

Comments

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Alternatively you could spend some money on a new roof? We may be poor but visitors to Elland Road don't get wet!
LUFC1
22/06/2007 15:59:00
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lets buy him. his name sounds very exotic.
The Rabbi
22/06/2007 16:03:00
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Always risky signing u21 strikers. The management team may feel safer in signing him on loan rather than buying him, some unexperienced unknown tbh. If we decide to sign him straight up, he may end up being too crap for English football. Even if he does well during his loan (which is always a season long tenure), he'll just go and sign for Chelsea in the ensuing contract crisis, stated reasons are for 'trophies' and of course, money. Once in London, he'll sit on the bench for the rest of his career.
Lysimachus
22/06/2007 16:04:00
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I think he would be good signing for us, i have heard him described as a continental sheare type.We spend a lot of time crying for younger playes to come in, then we find loads of reasons why it is a big risk, dont spend the money and why it shouldnt be done. There is no more risk in this guy than a few others we have signed and never heard of again. he will also be around when the ACoN kicks off.
russellm
22/06/2007 16:50:00
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Out of all the possibles, the Yak included, for me Pazzini would be the one to sign, no messing, straight in and on the line.

Great set of variables and great articles Pompeyrug.
TruePompeyBlue
22/06/2007 16:53:00
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Only problem with signing youngsters is Arry always seems reluctant to play them. Sounds like a good player but I'm not completely convinced yet.
Tantona
22/06/2007 19:18:00
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ive watched him on you tube and he fights like a poof
russellm
22/06/2007 19:20:00
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i wish to unreservedly withdraw and apologise for that offensive comment. I am happy to accpet that poofs fight better than Pazzini
russellm
22/06/2007 19:22:00
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Doh , i thought i was on the Fabiano article
russellm
22/06/2007 19:27:00
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and sorry to Mr Pazzini who im sure can fight mike tyson anyday
russellm
22/06/2007 19:32:00
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