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Mvuemba signs permanent Pompey deal

Pompey has today completed the transfer of Arnold Mvuemba from Rennes for an undisclosed amount, believed to be around 2million.

The 22-year old has signed a 3-year contract after a successful loan spell with Pompey last season, having arrived in January 2007.

We might not have a lot of the former French U21 international but whenever I saw him he looked very impressive and in my thinking is the final piece of the midfield jigsaw we have been looking to complete.

People might question the signing of another midfielder when we need strikers but I think this was always a move that was destined to happen at some point this summer - just agreeing a fee and terms was all that was needed, with this now happening.

PLAY UP POMPEY!




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Date:Wednesday July 4 2007

Time: 2:22PM

Your Comments

:-) Happy now. Thanks Mr Rug
Midge
Some regular football, a bit of extra confidence, should see a good player in the team. Makes places on the bench a lot more interesting.
storagematt
so with all these new midfielders, what will our first team look like? will it be - o'neil, mendes, muntari, taylor, if so, where will kranjcar and mvumba, huges, and davis fit in? they cant all be content with just playing as subs. or will we go for squad rotation?
pompeycarpet
im also happy now midge that im able to get the new pompey site to work :) had i been able to earlier we would have been the first in europe to break the news of his signing - other than the pompey site of course... another cracking signing as i very impressed with the fella last season whenever i saw him...
pompeyrug
i think we will see alot more rotation in midfield next season to keep players fresh - but hopefully not for the sake of it as you also need a fairly settled side dont you... were looking amazingly strong in defence and midfield now aren't we just need nugent to agree to what we have offered him then another would follow then who knows what next season could bring...
pompeyrug
I think we may see a few move on. Great for competition, excellent bench cover for injuries, suspensions etc. keeping them all happy...
storagematt
Chuffed to bits with this signing!...looked very good everytime I saw him last season. Was praying that we'd do a deal
pentonpompey
totally agree with pentonpompey, sounds like a good signing to me. He didnt play much last season, but I was impressed every time I saw him...bloody good goal against watford too!
CharlieChimes
Well done to arnold, well deserved. Im really pleased about this one, he looks good and has added something different to the game when he has come on. Do i mean an attacking edge :-) . Budgets do have to be balanced so i guess it means we may be losing Davis and Hughes
russellm
Come on down Arnold, and welcome to Pompey full time, all we ask is give it your best shot, be proud of the shirt and only kiss the badge if you mean it. We will get behind you and cheer the team on in every game, just make sure you want to play for us. Another good youngster arrives, get Nugent and 1 other striker and we will be ready for the new season
Owenspompey
Nice to see another signing although would have preferred these funds to be spent on a better quality striker. I still think that either Hughes or Davis will move on shortly.
bluedr
im surprised you feel that way bluedr. Our Arnold has been consistently good and has scored and threatened to score a number of goals. He looks the part, appears to play the part, and seems a good news buy. Harry see's something in him, as does Sol who says he is mature and courageous proffesional, so in that context 2 mill plus wages aint bad. I suspect and hope you will be pleasently surprised. I agree you that Davis for sure and most probably Hughes will move on. I was never that convinced about hughes other than for games against Blackburn or Liverpool and i guess that Jol was right Davis is good but doesnt have the personality to stay and fight. Must admit i still would be happy if the fellah stayed and fought for his position though
russellm
I must be in the minority, I thought Davis had a great attitude when he played, always willing and hard working, his only down point point was his goals contribution of zero
paultsmouth
I hope Hughes stays. I like his whole hearted approach (ie strong tackles and physical presence) to the game and feel he is an underrated member of the Pompey squad. Like a Scottish Pedro mendes, sort of?
The Rabbi
All we need is for Hughsey and the other midfielders to way in with some goals. That would be a major difference for us if between them they could get 15 - 20, to support the strikeforce, whatever that strikeforce turns out to be. No-one doubts that Davis, O'Neill, Hughes and Krankjar are good players but we need them to get goals regularly.
Owenspompey
 

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