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Spurs and Pompey agree Defoe fee

Pompey have had an offer accepted for Jermaine Defoe by Tottenham. Fact.

The press association have reported that a fee has been agreed, and now its up to Defoe to agree terms and agree to come to the South Coast.

The fee is thought to be in the region of 9m, this is alledgedly to be offset by the sale of Benjani to Man City, this rumour first surfaced during last nights defeat to Man United, and will not go down well with Pompey fans.

To bear a comparison for Pompey fans, remember the disgust of Newcastle fans when Andy Cole departed for Man U?
Their disgust was soon tempered by the new partnership of Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer, who is to say that Defoe cannot be the man to bring us European football, heroes come, heroes go, new heroes will always turn up.




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Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 31 2008

Time: 6:37PM

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Evening fellas... I've been watching all day but had to work so couldn't join in ... Benjani to Citeh ! and we get Defoe ? The Thomas loan deal is off .. Is that right?, Kanute is still a rumour and no sign of Spiderman ..... Is there anything I've missed ??
Chix
Pretty much it Chix!
paultsmouth
yep being left out of the england squad whilst other pompey players got picked seems to have swayed Defoe, although according to reports from france he is apparently still waiting for a last minute "big club" to come in for him. so we even now are last minute .com for him.
russellm
Oh, Jamo and Jonno both made the England squad!
paultsmouth
6 million? I very much doubt it.
dazspurs
some weeks back russ and i were discussing that Nugent would probably benefit from playing up alongside an out of out striker, which is why until spurs manager oneday left "lazy" JD out i thought crouch would be the one. do you think Defoe can play as a team player will he lay the ball off?
russellm
yes mate they did. Sol missed out but like Beckham is not out of the reckoning for future squads
russellm
Sorry that was meant to be 9m!
paultsmouth
sky and Net say Defoe agent confirmed deal is DONE
russellm
sorry guys talksport say yes, sky say defoe is currently sitting with Harry and storrie for final discussions
russellm
Umm so he's coming then .. that'll probably spark the merry-go-round with Benji signing once Defoe is announced but if he's hangiing on for a big club .. maybe they'll be no time for Benji to go ..Imagine fax arrives at Eastlands @ 00:01 saying ok then.. whoops too late .. We have Defoe and keep Benjani..
Chix
god, wouldnt that be nice! if we can get defoe, and keep benji, that would be grat!!! as yet, it is only "rumours" about benjani departing, but the defoe deal seems as good as done. lets ust drag it out another 4 1/2 hours (taking us till 5 to midnight), then say "sorry, too late" to sven.
pompeycarpet
but the Jonas Gutierrez story is picking up again...
pompeycarpet
Sorry to see Benji go but I think it is the right thing in the long run. He is 29 at his peak, half of his goals have come at home against Reading & Derby. There are others who can do the hard work that he does. He wants to leave in a couple years & we get very little then. Forget all the crap, Defoe is a top striker & once Harry manages him he'll be great. We have to leave sentiment behind. Yes, it is a shock to lose Benji, as it was with GON & Matty. Time to move on gents.
storagematt
erm! bit consfused with the A.Cole comaraison! Defoe ain't no Shearer!
merlin
sorry that should have read comparison!
merlin
What nothing happening on Chelski site tonight Merlin.. Roman a bit skint is he ?
Chix
Matt - I'm with you as much as I rate Benji but he ain't the out and out striker we need, so IF he goes it's a big 'cheers mate, you'll be a legend always' but nobody (not even me!) is bigger than the club...
Chix
one website claims pompey still in the hunt for spiderman?
knocker
Defoe will be a great addition to the team, and he needs to play week in week out if he harbours any ambition of playing for England. I think Capello has made himself clear, if you are not playing regularly you will not be in the squad.
Owenspompey
I want Jonas, Germolene and Benji. That's not too much to ask, now is it? They (with a little input from only one Milan) would see us in Europe. Yahoo"!!!!!!!!
Et_tu_Pompeii
I agree with you Matt (and thus you as well Chix). Thanks for everything fella and good luck. And we make a profit on him, which Sacha will be pleased about.
UKTony
I've also heard the Spiderman story; apparently, he will sign tonight
UKTony
Could be that Hal 'demanded the signing of Germo' before committing himself to Pompey. Also, the departure of Burley could have been a big factor . . . . . . . . . .
Et_tu_Pompeii
Bring it on .. Spiderman on the right with two proven premiership scorers in the middle .. sounds good to me ...
Chix
sorry...whos germo? ... aparantly guitirez will sign...but thats just rumours. and it looks pretty certain we have had the bid for defoe accepted. as for benji, its still only rumours - nothing certain, so i live in hope that he isnt mooving!!!
pompeycarpet
BREAKING NEWS - jamo has told setanta that he would rather have jermain than benjani, and that financially, the club cant afford to have both. not good for benji is it?
pompeycarpet
We will need Benjy and Defoe, it is a shame he is moving on. Is the Thomas deal dead? i see that Charlton have signed a couple of players, surely they will get rid of a couple as well?
Owenspompey
Chalton not keen on a Thomas loan so Harry has said he's not keen.. and Spurs and Pompey HAVE agreed a price it's up to Defoe now.. but I don't think we'll see Benji & Defoe in the same Pompey team unfortunately ..
Chix
new era, but so much has been said about benji, he is a legend, but he aint a goalscoring machine. 12 goals, dont get me wrong, is nothing short of brilliant, but 6 have come in just 2 matches, and both agaisnt lower teams, and the other 6 spread out. Defoe is allso 4 years younger, so I a,m happy.
Gleams
First rumours are surfacing that deal is done 20:18 Pm
paultsmouth
one site is now saying defoe has signed...
pompeycarpet
merlin, benji isn't a a.cole either, my comparison was to show after a hero moves on, better things may still happen
paultsmouth
nohing confirmed on benji yet though...im keeping my fingre crossed (metaphoricly, as typing would be awquard)
pompeycarpet
Still nothing official .. or on Sky or BBC though.. let's wait fellas ...just in case .......oh and Carps we always thought you DID tyoe with your fingers crossed !!
Chix
Off to eat my dinner now... Please guys sort this out by the time I get back ... Whatever you need to do get Defoe to sign... Carpet it's down to you !
Chix
well, my spelling today has been pretty awfull...so actually, i guess i should say that ive been typing with my fingres crossed, as its quite a good excuse... but STILL nothing official...
pompeycarpet
chix - i wouldnt leave it down to me, as i dont think we would end up with him...but we might get torres instead... ;-)
pompeycarpet
d harry is now saying that he expects defoe to sign and benji to leave. i feel very sorry foe poor benji!
pompeycarpet
whose to say Benji doesn't fancy a move?
paultsmouth
when i originally raised the andy cole comparison it was that Harry can be so obsessed about buying a player that it becomes a personal thing for him even if that player does not fit, just like he was with Andy Cole. he jas been desperate to get back the lazyD since he left west ham. TA always said you start defence from attack something Cole would never do and i oersonally have my doubts about defoe doing it.
russellm
paultsmouth i dont think that wa a serious comment was it
russellm
he said (yesterday i think) that he wanted to end his career at pompey. i dont think he wanted to move!
pompeycarpet
anybody else notice the chinese flag on the PFC home page??? maybe aussie pompey is right perhapse it is a chinese consortium buying the club, nice to know we could be owned by a bunch of murdering, slave trading thugs who are raping africa... drunken fish and squid with salt n chilli are pretty good
russellm
that was a tounge in cheek suggestion
paultsmouth
.... or the owners of the Plum House in Palmerstom Road ... I wonder whathey have on their menu for no.25
Chix
good one chix, maybe we can get crispy fried spiderman
russellm
haha, lol, I agree russellm, would hate a chinese buisnessman, evil buggers! But thats been on there for ages, since the asia cup, if one does sign, I will be *****ed off.
Gleams
or amybe, its that in an attempt to raise the profile of pompey before the asia cup, and due to popular demand from china, pompey opened up a new brach of the site in chineese...and following ths succsess of it, have kept it going... i think that is more likely...
pompeycarpet
can somebody please go to the club web site i am flipping sure that the chinese flag has been raised over most of the strapline pages
russellm
what number will defoe get?? 18? or will baros make way, hope he doenst get number 25
Gleams
IF YOU DISAGREE WITH BENJI BEING SOLD THEN SHOW YOUR DISAPPROVAL BY BOOING HR AND SASHA BEFORE THE CHELSEA GAME. O'NEIL, TAYLOR, BENJI- WHO NEXT JAMES AND CAMPBELL NOW THEIR VALUE WILL HAVE INCREASED
frattonaussie
sorry frattonaussie - much as i disagree with benji leaving, i wont boo anyone. silence is something i am much more prefer, as it has a much more powerful effect on people. either that, or constantly singing the benjani song...but dont boo.
pompeycarpet
Just got in from the gym (dont laugh you orrible lot!) Had a txt from a mate saying Campbell in Newcastle, he is not connected to anyone or anything, so is there any truth in this guys?
pompey4me
doubt it, but campbell hasnt been is usually self as he, but its nearly 10, and nothing on sky or anything, but you never know.
Gleams
however, having said that, if benji does leave (almost certainly), i will be EXTREMLY dissopointed with the club, as i thought they had reached a new level of profesionalism, however there treatment of gary over the summer, just dumping him without letting him know, offering toddy the same deal as mbesumba was disgraceful, not playing matty taylor becasue he doesnt get on with harry was a shambles, and now selling benji the day after he said he wanted to stay at pompey for the rest of his career is just riduclas. i cant sum up in words how i feel at the moment.
pompeycarpet
ok then carpet. defoe is class, benji works hard, but its a step foward, just coz its benji.
Gleams
I doubt if Campbell will be here for long. I think he has given us as much as he can. No doubt HR has someone in mind to replace him.
storagematt
heard nothing about it pompey4me...but they way this is going, it wouldnt surprise me!
pompeycarpet
I feel like a dad at the hospital, waiting for news on what whether the wife has given birth yet.
storagematt
LOL matt!
pompey4me
SSN say the deal is waiting for benji. deofe happy to be back with harry, and cant wait to put his boots on. i think he has signed.
pompeycarpet
'The Gym' 4me ! ... sorry mate it's just ... well it's just... well... Why ? you are already a fine figure of a man .. just like me .
Chix
I thought that when we met last week chix! Well, what can i say, I've started since christmas, was told i'd feel better, but.......where's the stella artois?
pompey4me
is it just me, or has this site really slowed down today?
pompeycarpet
Defoe has signed & is ready to go. Just waiting for the Thai Mancs to sort Benji out.
storagematt
It's really slow, overloaded. Matt I understand your perspective re: Defoe and Benji, But always saw them playing together. I am gutted, someone else is going to have to step up to the plate now and do the work that Benji does. Still aching after the gym!
pompey4me
site is very slow, I think it it is flat out tonight
paultsmouth
no passion leftin the club now. no oneil, no taylor, not benji, what next? who do we have now that actually WANTS pompey to do well, and isnt just using us as a stepping stone in there carreer, or as a retirment village?
pompeycarpet
Just waiting for something official now !!
Chix
Sky Sports news reporter at Newcastle they are trying to sign someone, he is barred from saying who. do you think it Is Sol? If so, we dont have any cover.
pompey4me
mr defoe, you have some mighty big shoes to fill, good luck!
pompeycarpet
Jermaine, Jermaine, Jermaine Defoe, haha. well good luck to benji, at the end of the day, its only a game of football, and Im sure he will be on about 20.000 increase!!! so he wont be to gutted, but I can see him being a flop at cirty, I really can, watching all the news and stuff sayin how good he is goalscoring wise, he wont get city enough, I still predict them to crumble.
Gleams
Defoe hgiving sky interview, well at least he is saying the right thing about scoring goals for portsmouthy etc etc blkah blah blah, although being fair we would have criticsed him for saying anything else
russellm
Come on everyone, Benji has become a pompey legend! He has the heart of a work horse, and has been vocal about how he loves the club, the fans, the manager etc. But dont forget next season he is 30, we have to look forward. I am not saying I am happy about him going, nor would I say I was happy about GON and Matty, or even Toddy! But we have to have faith in HR. Dont forget he blew Newcastle out a couple of weeks ago and I dont think he would stitch himself up as I am sure he has a few things on the go. I have faith in the guy, maybe a blind faith, but I dont think booing, or anything but getting behind the playing staff is what we do!
dave.jolley81
i cant bare this! what have we done?!?!? watching the game against man u, the players just couldnt be bothered, they new they were going to loose, so saw little point in playing. it'll be like that every week now! what have we done?!?!?!
pompeycarpet
Click on this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180212132363&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=008
storagematt
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180212132363&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=008
storagematt
Fck it, can't get it work.
storagematt
Whats that matt? the link doesnt work.
pompey4me
Benji will replace Vassell in the city lineup - yes that's an improvement for City !
StuartM
Well said DaveJolley ... I'm with you... I think it was meant a bit tongue in cheek though ... well hopefully !... Player come and go and not one of them has ever been bigger than the club itself... If they are wearing a Pompey shirt they are good enough for me ... Well maybe Lauren Robert wasn't !!
Chix
Absolutely agree with you carpet.I thinkPompey's behavior towards its players is a disgrace and will backfire very soon. If you were any of our players loan or otherwise would you sign for next season with Pompey if a similar offer came from another club. I think not. I said last week we will struggle next season if HR and Sasha are in charge as we will have a mass exodus of players and find it hard ro get new ones who are any good. Fortunately I don't think either of them are going to be there. RE booing or whatever- I don't mind if there is silence, placards,you "moon" them or you sinply don't go to the game, as long as supporters of Benji, Taylor, Toddy and O'Neill show they disapprove of what has been happening. Trust and loyalty or lackof it will make or break the club.
frattonaussie
Thing is f-oz, I go to fratton park every week cos i support Portsmouth Football Club, not the individual players you name.
pompey4me
no matter who we get rid of, we will always support pompey, thats why we're up until 1! but losing benji was a real kickin the teeth. at least we have defoe, and perhaps some more excitement brought to fratton park
jbaker
Well if only we knew how this was going to pan out.. So Defoe comes to Pompey on the news that Benjani has signed but waking up the following morning.. we find Defoe is a Pompey player and Benjani is Still a Pompey player... We now have Benjani, Defoe, Baros, Kanu, Nugent... Striker problem.. what striker problem !! - will Our Harry play 4-3-3 to keep them all happy ?? - Still can't believe what has happened ... Is this the end of it do you reckon ?
Chix
It has been a fantastic transfer widow, the best for some time!! Any more twists?
will it ever happen
 

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