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Mvuemba cost less than £1million

Mvuemba cost less than £1million

When Harry Redknapp was talking to sky sports news to confirm he 'liked' Nigerian international John Utaka it was also revealed that Arnold Mvuemba cost less than £1million, 'the fee was well below £1million and I think we've got good value.

'If you went after a young player in this country - an Under 21 international - you certainly wouldn't get him for that kind of figure.

'I think he's a kid with a big future'.

If we have signed Mvuemba for less than £1million he is more than 'good value' he is an absolute steal.

We might not have a lot of him last season, but I certainly saw enough to think even the reported £2million we were believed to have paid for him would have been amazing value for money - less than £1million is quite literally robbery on Rennes.

Redknapp also revealed how he has watched Utaka several times and was 'always impressed with him'.

My thinking is that Redknapp would be planning to use Utaka more as a wide player - if he even signs him from Rennes that is - as he has made no secret of the fact that he would like strikers and wingers.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday July 5 2007
Time: 10:46AM

Comments

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Agreed. Arnold only played a few games, but then didnt he only arrive in january??? or am i wrong (As Usual). But as you say, he impressed with the few appearances he did make, so i thought 2 million would be a good price. but 1 million, that leaves enough money for us al have a Party.
Midge
05/07/2007 11:09:00
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Surprisingly cheap for Mvuemba being that earlier reports indicated he might cost 2.5 - 3 million. Did look useful on the few occasions I saw him, and another young signing.....might shut the scummers up with their 'old players only' gags.
Tantona
05/07/2007 11:19:00
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yep, it was middle of jan that he arrived mate... what was it joe kinnear said when we 'stole' matty taylor from luton - 'at least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask.' i wonder if 'arry was wearing it this time?
pompeyrug
05/07/2007 11:20:00
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Glad to have him & if Utaka arrives he will help him settle in. If the price is as low as they say then we have a bit more to spend on other strikers.
storagematt
05/07/2007 11:32:00
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who cares how much we paid? is he any good and will he get better?
The Rabbi
05/07/2007 11:59:00
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From what we have seen, i think so. He is big & strong & an eye for goal. He should get better with experience & is a good addition to the squad.
storagematt
05/07/2007 12:51:00
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Rabbi from what i have seen of him i think that is a yes to the first one and he can only improve with games so i suspect a yes.
russellm
05/07/2007 13:07:00
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5 live says Pompey are expected to confirm Nugent on Monday, it was be quite nice if they are finally right
russellm
05/07/2007 13:58:00
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A lot can happen in four days.
Et_tu_Pompeii
05/07/2007 14:22:00
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yep it can, but i would expect a decision to be made by that time - as that will be almost a week after talking terms... it is not essential, but i think it would be ideal to have signings in place by the end of the month - latest - so they can get some pre season behind them...
pompeyrug
05/07/2007 14:58:00
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