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I like Jonas - but not that much...

Harry Redknapp has dismissed the suggestion that Pompey could pay Real Mallorca 7m for winger Jonas 'Spiderman' Gutierrez - as had been suggested - with what he has told The News: 'I like Gutierrez, but not at the price they are asking.

'If it's 7m, he's too much for me'.

So he has ruled out paying that for him - but he has not ruled out a move for him full stop...

Pompey have been tracking him for several months now and as we have found out when we track a player for that long more often than not we sign them, so providing the co-ownership issues between Mallorca and Velez Sarsfield - his previous club - can be sorted out, meaning that Pompey do not have to pay over the odds for him then my thinking is he could quite possibly arrive in January.

He has not been prolific in Spain, but then how many wingers are overly prolific really? Yep you do get a few, but most are there for the assists they provide, not the goals they score - these are added bonuses.

In all fairness you do not get many dodgy Argentine internationals really, so he must have plenty of class about him to be an Argentinean international - plus for Pompey to have tracked him for as long as we have he must have something about him.

I would not back against him still signing, the thought of him donning a Spiderman mask and then showing off in front of the Fratton End almost makes me want us to sign him alone - but not for 7m...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 15 2007

Time: 11:55AM

Your Comments

You lot have the best English manager around by a long shot.And thats the reason the rest of the league respect your club,Well done Pompey.
SweetLeftFoot
Nice of you to say, my fear is that the FA come to their senses and offer Harry the England job, he would be the best manager not neccessarily the best coach, but he does have the habit of producing competative teams and i have no doubt that he would do the job for England. As for Guitierrez if it is a complicated deal then we should leave well alone and concentrate on easier targets, and knowing Harry those targets will have been well scouted and looked at.
Owenspompey
cheers SweetLeftFoot, as Owenspompey says nice of you to say such a thing... we dont want any 'dodgy' or 'difficult' deals going on do we, so if gutierrez is going to be just that we would be better off looking elsewhere - i would still like to see him do his goal celebration tho :-)
pompeyrug
the more time that goes by the more i am starting to get alittle uneasy that the fa 'might' change there ways and approach someone like 'arry for the england job - whilst i want what is best for england, i want what is best for pompey more and pray this doesnt happen...
pompeyrug
It would be a big decision for Harry to have to make if he came into the frame, and whilst we all would want him to stay until he retired, you could understand him wanting the challenge of managing England.
Owenspompey
He certainly deserves the England job, no doubt about it and would probably do a great job, but I doubt that the FA would have the good sense to offer it to him to be honest. Also he's no spring chicken any more and might actually have enough sense to not take a job with so much pressure and guaranteed hell from the British press at 60. Although then again, the challenge might prove tempting. Hope he doesn't though, want him to stay at Pompey at all costs.
tracyc
if harry does get england job, does that mean that tony adams would take charge? god help us...
jbaker
god help us? i think tony would do a reasonable job. but harry would nver leave pompey, just signed a new contract, were on the up, and hes wise enought to realize that the england job is a curse.
PompeyGleamer
I agree with you, and to be honest gleamer i dont think he will be offered it, as he is probably the best and most suitable candidate. They will probably give the job to Sammy Lee or some other muppet.
Owenspompey
Harry won't take the England job. He'll miss all the day to day stuff that keeps him going. Anyway we need him.
storagematt
haha, sammy lee as england manager, i would pay to see taht happen, with all the pennys i got from wanting to hit steve
PompeyGleamer
Hm .. Sammy Lee or a muppet? Which muppet? Never mind I'd take any of them over McClaren. Kermit, Animal . . .
tracyc
I just feel that when a manager is appointed we will all be really disapointed again, as we always take the easiest option instead of making the best choice, and the correct one.
Owenspompey
probably so mate - but no one could be any worse than spineless, the nation groaned when he took over didnt they... and weve groaned every day since....
pompeyrug
anyway back to guiterrez - who is it then fellas, who will 'arry sign him or d'alessandro...
pompeyrug
Couple of points fellas ... SERIOUSLY get it out of your heads that McClaren is going to get sacked ... he isn't ..have you all forgotten recent history .. one failed qualification does not lose you your job .. You know I can't stand the bloke but he's going nowhere unfortunatley the *****ers at the FA will never be seen to bow to public presssure.... Onto Harry being offered the England job.. dream on.. the same *****ers that won't sack McClaren are hardly gonna offer the job to somebody who a) has talent or b) is outspoken.. Also, if offered 'arry wouldn't take it, he couldn't stand going 'upstairs' at Pompey when Rix was here.. he's hardly gonna cope seeing his players once every two months now is he .... Re Guiterrez, I wouldn't be surprised if we still saw him and as I said for a while a winger is top of harry's shopping list come January ..more so than a No9 ... FINALLY Sammy Lee for England? many a true word spoken in jest .. OH MY GOD...NO !
Chix
Maybe he would pay 4 million and a few quid in his back pocket!!!!
dazza71
 

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