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Kanu stay still possible

Harry Redknapp is still hopeful that Kanu will sign the contract Pompey has offered him.

He officially became a free agent 10 days ago, but still nothing has been agreed - either with him signing the 1-year contract on offer, or a move away. And Redknapp said to sky sports news 'he did fantastic for us, he scored two goals in his first game and 12 in the season.

'He is a smashing footballer, a good lad as well, and I hope to sort something out to have him next year'.

My brother text me last night when I was out to say that there were reports that Kanu had agreed to sign the contract, which surprised me a little. But then I found out that nothing had been signed, so we still do not know what is going to happen with him.

All along I have said I will be happy with whatever is decided - if it is best for Pompey that he stays I am happy with that, but if it is best for Pompey that he goes I will be happy with that too - this thinking remains the case.

This is a situation that needs to be sorted out one way or the other now though, as it has dragged on for far too long.

PLAY UP POMPEY!




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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 11 2007

Time: 8:00AM

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i think we will find out in the next week, does anyone else think that he will sign provided we sign utaka, his nigerian striking partner?!
spoiler
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11/07/2007 08:22:00

i think we could find out by the end of this week mate - at least i hope we do as the whole issue is taking way too long to sort out now isn't it... yep, i think there would be a good chance of him staying if utaka came, altho another striker will make it harder for him to get his 20 odd games to get another year wont it? whatever has gone on before i would have to say all credit to him tho if he does stay afterall to prove he wants to fight to earn that longer stay...
pompeyrug
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11/07/2007 08:28:00

He'll stay, Although my respect for him has gone.While I appreciate his desire to tie up a longer deal to secure his future, I think the way he has dragged it through the public domain; has done neither him or the club any favours. I do believe he has behaved like a petulant mercenary
pentonpompey
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11/07/2007 09:15:00

hey, i feel sorry for the guy. He probably did intend to leave, but then Utaka said he was looking forward to plying alongside him, and that may have changed his mind. Of course, he did drag it out a little!, but then, he is used to having the best clubs intrested in him, so who can blaim him. If he delivers next season, thats great, if he doesnt, goodby kanu!
pompeycarpet
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11/07/2007 09:48:00

We'll see what his attidue & desire is over the coming months!
storagematt
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11/07/2007 11:06:00

I recon he'll sign, chances are we have offered him a better contract than anyone else has! hes just hoping & waiting for more....money grabber!!!
CharlieChimes
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11/07/2007 13:36:00

There is no dobting Kanu's skills but his attitude has to be right. His laid back approach certainly fools defenders - who will ever forget his 50 yard run and finish at Boro!! Get your head right and sign N*****wo after a great career don't miss out on what could be a momentous season.
eastneydave
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11/07/2007 13:42:00

He is worth another season, albeit part of it, but players should not dictate terms to clubs. In this instance Pompey have a win/win situation. If Kanu plays for another minimum season we have a talented goalscorer on our books, but there again if he decides to ply his trade elsewhere we don't need to be worried anymore and will not be held to ransom. Decent replacements and Kanu will become an Ex Pompey player that we once enjoyed. Don't get me wrong, it's just that we have the aces whilst he is a King.
pompeygray
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11/07/2007 14:09:00

He will stay, if he was going to Ajax or Sevilla or wherever you would assume he would have been in talks with them. He is an asset to any side and it would be good to have him for at least one more season, he is a talented and unpredictable footballer and i do hope that he decides to stay.
Owenspompey
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11/07/2007 14:12:00

Sounds all the more likely that he will re-sign after Utaka was unveiled today.
Tantona
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11/07/2007 18:10:00

He knows that we will get behind him, he did a great job for us last season, lets hope he just gets his head sorted out and realises how lucky he is to be playing for us.
Owenspompey
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11/07/2007 18:31:00

hell stay - if he advised utaka to join us, he clearly likes it here, so i can see him staying!
pompeycarpet
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11/07/2007 20:01:00

heel stay, hell yeh ! as there were not a lot of takers for him and Utaka plays well alongside him i think eastneydave and his swansong thought is blo0dy good, the rest of you chaps have made the point about attitude and i agree but will Kanu accept being benched? I dont think so, so for me no regular games and it's gone by january i feel
russellm
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11/07/2007 23:05:00

Russell you could be right, but he does have a habit of suprising us doesnt he ? I hope he sees it as a fresh challenge and give it his best shot. What about Andy Cole will he stay or is he destined to go as well ? Has nobody heard anything in regards to him and Andy O'Brien ?
Owenspompey
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12/07/2007 17:09:00

I know i am out of kilter with everybody else but i dont think the problems for Cole last season were entirely of his own making. Service to him was awfull and people who werent scoring ran into places he would expect to poach from. But it seems to me the problem for Cole is that once BCFC were promoted they seemed to drop intrest, so he and the club will be stuck with each other. i think another loan departure will be in the offing, but if we dont sign another non African striker Harry will want him around for Jan & Feb.
russellm
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12/07/2007 20:17:00

 

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