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Pompey interested in Stalteri?

Reports in today's Daily Mail are saying that we are interested in signing Spurs full back Paul Stalteri on loan.

I believe that the Canadian can play either as a left or right back, which could make him a possible addition at left back but with both full back areas pretty much well stocked to be honest I find this a bit of a strange link really?

I cannot see that there is any chance he is being signed to take over from Glen Johnson and it is also unlikely that he would dislodge Hermann Hreidarsson at left back - the only thing that I can think is that he is being signed as extra cover with the possibility that both Lauren and Djimi Traore might be sold this month?

Defence is not really an area we are short in, but if we did go out and bring in a defender surely a central defender would be more of a priority, and would be a more worthwhile signing to add cover for Sol Campbell and Sylvain Distin.

We were linked with Johan Djourou last summer before he went to on loan to Birmingham, but having now returned to Arsenal would he not be a better loan signing if we could get him and Arsene Wenger would let him go? Although he did play in their league cup side last night, and with Kolo Toure off to the African nations maybe they want to keep him for the second half of the season?

So, as you can see although I am not saying Stalteri is a bad player, I cannot quite see the benefits of signing him, particularly when other areas are more in need of attention...

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Date:Thursday January 10 2008

Time: 9:58AM

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Not the most exciting player but.....
The Rabbi
Probably the kind of player Harry would want on loan, as it appears that what we need is mostly cover for 1st teamers who are away on ANC duty. I think the only position arry would look to buy a player for is up front.
bluedr
It's a cattle market out there, 100s of players bouncing off all the clubs. More often than not it smells of bull****e.
storagematt
wwwwwhhhoooooooooooo?????
CharlieChimes
not keen on this one - but if it is the kind of player 'arry wants to bring in, if he does then clearly i'd get behind him. i dont think we'll sign him tho...
pompeyrug
Rubbish story, if we bought him i would be really getting worried, he is not even as good as Duffy.
Owenspompey
i trust that you mean the 'reported links' are a rubbish story, and not the actual article that is written above owens :-)
pompeyrug
who? WHAT? why? where does play? how would it help us? when did anyone think this was a good idea?
pompeycarpet
Rug, never criticised the article mate its just these bloody links to poor players, where do they come from? People are actually getting paid to print them and to drum up interest
Owenspompey
Sounds like agent talk to me, not the Spurs player I would go for
paultsmouth
you would think we have sufficient defensive cover, perhaps Sallynteri or what ever his name is is in fact a top secret code for Defoe !!! maybe not
russellm
you would think we have sufficient defensive cover, perhaps Sallynteri or what ever his name is is in fact a top secret code for Defoe !!! but...maybe not
russellm
Don't know much about this guy to be honest and although I do think (unlike most) that we need cover defensively he's a Spurs reserve... not really the quality we've been led to believe will be brought in.
Chix
i know Owens, i knew what you meant... i agree Chix, we were promised 'extra quality' would arrive werent we, stalteri might do a job, but is he really the 'extra quality' that has been spoken about...
pompeyrug
stalteri is a decent player, he was a starter and played well for Werder Bremen a couple years ago but hasnt gotten much playing time at spurs, he is a right back but he also plays right midfield for Canada so he might be used there as well, but I still wouldnt get him as Lauren can do the same thing
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