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Kanu still here - but for how long?

Kanu's contract officially ended on June 30th - so he is now on a rolling week to week deal - yet he is still here.

But he has said, when talking to the overseas media that talks will take place soon 'I haven't met with the club yet to discuss the offer on the table, but I believe we are going to do that very soon in the next one week or so'.

Harry Redknapp has fired another warning to him on the Pompey site 'the thing with the big man is if I get two striker in, suddenly things look different. Suddenly he's got to make up his mind'.

A week or two! How hard can it be to say, yep I will sign what you have offered me thank you very much or nope, I have told you what I want you will not give it to me so I am off.

Or - and more to the point, as it should be - for us to say right fella you have had this contract on the table for long enough, take it or sling your hook.

He is currently away with Nigeria on international duty but one thing that seems to be clear is these clubs that were said to be queuing up for him are not really making themselves known are they - so maybe he may accept the offer after all?

Kanu also had high praise for our record signing Sulley Muntari, praising his quality and technique and his ability to find the 'precise' ball all the time.

I have seen a bit of Muntari, so know a little of what he can do but cannot wait to see him in a Pompey shirt soon, a brand spanking new Pompey shirt at that - this should be the Yeovil match?

PLAY UP POMPEY!




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Date:Friday July 6 2007

Time: 9:15AM

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these high profile signings like muntari must be grateful for the existence of even more high profile signings like torres and bent, as it takes a lot of the limelight and pressure away from him.
Dales_Dad
Teddy Sheringham joined Colchester; thier Vital site were at the conference http://www.colchester.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=72040
Matt_Us
Kanu, Kanu, Kanu, I think the comments by Utaka if they were true about him being told by Kanu that he would be there are significant here. I hope arry still goes out and gets a couple of strikers and soon as this may force Kanu's hand.
bluedr
When we buy some strikers, Kanu may think, will I play all the games needed to get the extra years contract. injuries, the African Cup. Maybe not.
storagematt
Who knows, maybe Kanu being here is a bit of a draw for the other African players Arry looks at if Utaka's comments are anything to go by. I mean, love him or loathe him, who hasn't heard of him? Still capable of getting goals despite his 'ageing years' (as I don't believe for a minute that he's only 30)....wouldn't begrudge him another year to be honest.
Tantona
Surely Kanu is a wise old head amongst African players looking to come to England? I'm not sure he'll be around long enough to let them know all about Pompey though.
The Rabbi
We all agree that Kanu can do a job for us, its just the way that he is going about it. He is highly respected by fellow African players, as was proved by the charity game at Fratton. All we want is him to sign for the year, which is club policy, and then prove to Harry, the board and the fans that he can still do the job, hopefully sharing the work and the goals with the other strikers at the club !!
Owenspompey
maybe the extra week is him holding out for the other european clubs that "want" to sign him...We should definatly try to keep him, as he is a draw for african playors - like muntari, and utaka, and his experiance will surely be useful.
pompeycarpet
all along i have said i just wnat pompey to do what is best for pompey, not kanu... if it is best for us to keep him, we keep him, if not we let him go... but i have never been anti kanu as i do like the fella and think he was far better than he all too often got credit - or lack of - for... you fellas are making some very good points on what his influence could do for others, i agree tho kanu is never 30!
pompeyrug
Does he really want to wear the shirt enough?, i'm not so sure. I agree he has his attributes, and is a draw for alot of others, but I feel he has the potential to rock the boat too often. Appears to have done nothing but, since he arrived...any hear that phone ringing?; think it's Ajax!...Ha Ha
pentonpompey
yep pompey, perhapse this thread needs deleting pompeyrug, oh hold on a mo that'll be ronald k from Psv on the phone to me about Kanu...yep, yep Ronny baby tha party's over but he just wont go
russellm
Should get that 'Phonejacker' fella to prank him......!
Tantona
just because you dont agree with it russell it is not going - not everyone hates kanu :)
pompeyrug
It's not hatred of Kanu, more disappointment that he hasn't signed what was put on the table. At the end of the day it's his livelihood, so it's his prerogative that he gets the best deal he can I suppose. Maybe some of us overlook just how valuable some of his goals were for us last season, I mean although they all seemed to come in the first half of the season he certainly helped us to cement a position in the top half of the table and well away from trouble.
Tantona
Valid point, but why have we heard over the WHOLE of last season that he is wanted by other clubs?...God it winds me up, if you don't want to play for us, then have the decency and tear up your contract and clear off...oh by the way thanks for the goals, saved us from disaster (Jan & Feb!!)
pentonpompey
well put Tantona after i was so badly maligned by pompeywig up there. but i do hate him
russellm
Hes not that great but he seem sot have settled into your club so i wish him all the best, one thing is for sure, Redknapp will be able to get him for a good selling on price if he does deciede to leave or vice versa.
rk1888
i was not being funny russ, just saying threads wont be deleted just because what said isn't liked - and i knew you hated kanu tho :) i see both sides of the coin with the kanu debate fellas - but have said all along as long as what happens is best for pompey i'll be happy...
pompeyrug
 

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