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Benji sold for £3.87m - disgraceful!

Benji sold for £3.87m - disgraceful!

Now that City are the ones 'to announce it' they are happy to 'confirm' 100% no two ways about it that Benjani has signed for them and to be honest if what they are reporting is true they have well and truly done us over... but we have sold out by allowing them too!

Pompey are 'claiming we will' receive the full amount agreed on deadline day 'said' to be anywhere between £5m and £9m, although the common ground said around £8m, but the Man City site reports the fee as being 'a mere £3.87m'.

£3.87m for a fella with 12 goals this season! Sorry, that amount is f*****g ridiculous and I am outraged, as that is less than we paid for him 2 years ago, and if anyone thinks that he is not at least twice the player he was then they are out of their mind!

They also say that if he plays over 75 games during his 2 and a half year contract we will get more, but given the fact that he is 29 and no doubt Sven Goran Eriksson will be wanting to spend again in the summer we could quite possibly be lucky to see him get anywhere near that amount, despite us knowing how good he is.

£3.87m for Benjani, rising depending on appearances - sorry but this is just wrong, I am absolutely livid at this. So much for 'it being a great deal for Portsmouth Football Club'. Disgraceful, I cannot believe - forgetting it 'might' rise - that we have allowed him to leave for less than we paid for him...

We will - well might - get more on top of the initial £3.87m, so the fee 'will' rise to £7.6m... but only when he plays 75 games, which over 2 and a half years is going to mean he being a virtual ever present!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday February 5 2008
Time: 3:18PM

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wtf?! 3.87m?! thats not even what we paid for him. I'm in shock... We need a statement from PFC explaining wtf has happened.
imazav
05/02/2008 15:32:00
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This is truly ludicrous!!! a player of his quality in todays market should go for AT LEAST double that amount!!!
townsam
05/02/2008 15:33:00
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So much for your wheeler dealers...Got what you deserve I think !!
alphieblues
05/02/2008 15:34:00
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So nif they don't him in the next 12 months & sell him for £6-£8m do we get anything? £3.87m is bollox, we may as well have kept him rather than give him to a team that may take a uefa cup place from us.
storagematt
05/02/2008 15:35:00
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sod off alphieblues - go gloat on the citeh site mate as im not in the mod, we weren't trying to rip you off - weve just pampered to your needs...
pompeyrug
05/02/2008 15:35:00
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exactly matt - why sell the fella for less than we paid, he is at least twice the player he was when he arrived, 'good deal for pompey' my arse what was the ******** point in selling him, for £3.87m we may as well have kept him and live with the consequences - 3rd top scorer in the league and we sell him for peanuts, typical pompey and answers are needed, non of his bull***** 'we will get what we agreed' pompey or citeh are lying as both a saying 'contradicting thing' on the face of it, as there is no way we would have 'agreed' less than we paid, plus more after 75 games - he wont play 75 games for citeh!
pompeyrug
05/02/2008 15:38:00
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I've seen Benji a lot of time in France, and he was aweful, really bad player, i really think you paid to much for him, but now that he is becoming good and scores, you sell him less than you have bought him two years ago, i don't really understand Pompey political......
FloG
05/02/2008 15:39:00
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I'm incandescent with rage about this. It was bad enough Benji going for £9m but at least it could in part be rationalised by Harry's claim that it was "good business". This outcome is, however, a real slap in the face for the fans. £3.87m in today's market....f***ing outrageous. City should have been told to stick it where the blue moon doesn't shine. No matter what Defoe may achieve, does anyone else think that, quite literally speaking, we have been sold short here. This stinks. Let me just run this by you again; Pompey have just sold a guy who is not only a fan's favourite and runs his socks off for the cause but a striker who has scored 12 goals this season, yes 12, to one of its main rivals in the quest for a European place for £3.87m.....wake we up, this is a bad dream.
NinjaTim
05/02/2008 15:40:00
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granted FloG for some tiime i thought we were done with the £4.1m we paid, but after 2 years of seeing the fella - and there isnt another player like him playing in this country i can assure anyone of that - week in week out he is worth his weight in gold. he has added goals to his game this season, and is twice the player he was when he signed... pompey have done it again, how can this be good business?
pompeyrug
05/02/2008 15:42:00
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im livid i really am, and think that i probably have to get off this thread as im boiling over...
pompeyrug
05/02/2008 15:44:00
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