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Kaboul on his way?



According to several sources this morning, it seems that Manchester City will be tempting to sign Younes Kaboul.

The fee being mentioned is that of 8m, a fee which is fair. On the other hand, no fee is good enough to sell probably our best performer this season, but knowing Pompey, this could happen very shortly.

As always, web articles can be misleading or just lazy journalism, but this one struck me in the face.

Others who were mentioned are Belhadj, James (nothing new) and Dindane. If I am not mistaken, the latter is not even a Pompey player. So hoe on earth can we sell him? Correct me if I am wrong!

What do you think about this?

I hope, and I really hope that there is nothing serious in this 8m bid for Kaboul. If this deal had to go through, we will be totally screwed.

Written by Pompey Malta.

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.


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Date:Thursday December 24 2009

Time: 8:06AM

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Believe me if Pompey do get an offer for Younes then they will cash in, no doubt. I reckon they would go for anything around 3M or above given the current financial situation.
bluedr
Pompey needs 8 to lift the transfer ban. It is said that Man City will pay us before they officially get Kaboul. It seems to me that this is going to happen. It sums up nicely for our financially sick club, doesn't it?
Pompey Malta
as said in the forum: i was told the other day that kaboul was being 'touted around' a la many a name of the past that we wanted to sell - 'maybe', not that i wanted to believe that, it was true?

tbh i would not be surprised in the least - we have seen over and over that we are quite happy to cash-in on players, well lets be honest it is pretty clear that financially we have to, despite the 80m-100m worth of talent sold over the past 18-months or so.
not only would the 'board' like to take this money to, HOPEFULLY at least, pay off things that need paying off - not just line someone's pockets - it would reduce his high wages from the bill...

i would love to keep younes, altho i would be surprised if he was still with us by mid january let alone the end of it...
pompeyrug
But does it make sense blue? Our priority is to remain in this division. It is always a risk to let go the best player in order to be able to buy someone else. Who is going to have the qualities Kaboul has? There are out there, for sure, but they cost fortunes. Kaboul is a leader, a very good defender and a goal scorer!
Pompey Malta
i do not think that ANYONE should be under the 'illusion' that we we be 'buying' anyone to replace him - we will, at best, bring in that kid from benfica on loan, if we do not soldier on with what we have...
pompeyrug
Jesus! Can't take this anymore. When we find a talent, we let go. I have no probelm in cashing on Belhadj or James, but we simply can't strip off the defence that way!
Pompey Malta
Aha! Vitor is very close to us yeah? That sums up things.
Pompey Malta
Malta we have 'asset stripped' for the passed 18-months, as we had to, as much as none of us want to see this happen - the 'limited' assets we have left will be stripped away next month i suspect...
pompeyrug
So then we simply cannot let Williamson leave aswell?
Pompey Malta
Malta, I would expect to see Younes, James, Belhadj, Utaka and Williamson leave in Jan. In addition Nugent will not be back.
bluedr
ild imagine boateng would have a few takers. hard to think that selling your best players helps to keep you in the premiership...we go down and we will crash all the way to the bottom, its a very big risk. selling younes to city for anything less than 15mill isnt worth it, its money bags city!!
ruffcider
Happy bloody xmas!!
paultsmouth
Happy bloody xmas indeed Paul...and an even crappier January i suspect! more leaving and the ANC and no money to bring in players....Bah Bloody humbug!!
pentonpompey
ild imagine boateng would have a few takers. hard to think that selling your best players helps to keep you in the premiership...we go down and we will crash all the way to the bottom, its a very big risk. selling younes to city for anything less than 15mill isnt worth it, its money bags city!!
ruffcider
What a load of tosh. Younes has been fantastic for us, but hes not yet a top four defender. They've been shaky at the back, they don't need another CB who is still learning his trade.
SUAC51
Months and months of promises and bull***** and we seem to have made no progress. I'll wait to see what Santa brings tomorrow, and after that what New Year resolutions are made. HAPPY XMAS to all on this site.
PFCblue
Ohh yes, January will be a possible fire sale, let's hope they don't the ground & leave us homeless!!!
storagematt
We need Younes, however for 10 millon we might think about it, and City can afford that.
Owenspompey
kaboul goes we are finished. cannot believe grant took the job with the restraints were are under, i would have run a mile and i love the club
Super Bock 1898
The same (actually only source) article that says Kaboul is on is way also states we oew Lens money for buying Dindane and are also gonna sell him ... It's utter ********* why do you guys continually fall for it .. Kaboul's agent stated categorically on December 8th that Younes has no intention of talking to another club ... Wporry about it IF it happens .. as for James and Belhadj ... well they can go if they want ..
Chix
Chix wise advice indeed. If you can change things, change them. If you can't change things, there's no point worrying about it. Give it 18 months and there will be a whole load of new crowd favourites in blue shirts that we think we can't do without.
hammersmithblue
Chixy you are right that 'just' becuase the media - well come of it - says it will happen it does not make it true and also younes has said he is happy BUT we KNOW from previous this does not stop a player from being sold - 'if' citeh have offered ANYTHING of value then kaboul WILL be sold, simple as...
we cannot do anything about it, and worrying about it will not alter it but can you honestly, hand on heart say that you believe the club will not look to move on the 'star players' that we have left in the new year?
pompeyrug
i think you'll find while dindane is playing for us and a club comes in for him we get a small slice of the transfer
coxy30
But wasn't there a clause in Dindane's contract that meant we had to pay more money (buy?) if he played 12 games, this was apparently quickly renegotiated when he reached that milestone - but he hasn't started since - conspiracy theorists on you go ......
NorfolknBlue
if they start selling our best players and we dont get ohara on loan again. PROTEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pompeyhussler
OWNERS OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OWNERS OUT !!!!!!!!!!!
pompeyhussler
But wasn't there a clause in Dindane's contract that meant we had to pay more money (buy?) if he played 12 games, this was apparently quickly renegotiated when he reached that milestone - but he hasn't started since - conspiracy theorists on you go ......
NorfolknBlue
It's not looking good at all, my spurs mate reckons we have informally approached them about Giovanni as a replacement for Belhadj
russellm
yes but them reports are that we want to loan and we cant loan two players from the same club !!! if we dont loan o hara for rest of season we will go down. we nbeed him
pompeyhussler
hussler owners out. you gonna buy the club.
coxy30
lets be honest if it wasn't for al faraj we would be in admin a good few months ago. i think they are trying there hardest to get new finace start protesting against them they will just walk away.
coxy30
Good point coxy! We are just desperate, seeing our best performer leaving!
Pompey Malta
maybe the best we got but if you had a choice of relagation or going bust. simples
coxy30
maybe the best we got but if you had a choice of relagation or going bust. simples
coxy30
administration in the new year all the best players sold...but the good news is that if we do go pop, the fans can start it up properly like afc wimbledon
plymouth graham
Blimey, I take 48 hours off and read this.....however, its still all rumours and scuttlebut! End of Jan will be the time to re-appraise both our situation as a club, a premier league chances, and for the BarneyArmy decision on our owners !!!! PUP lets take the Hammers and give ourselves a chance in January
BarneyArmy
coxey30 yes i could buy the club as i have no money like the owners and cant get loans like the owners ! so anyone can buy the club its just that if the current owners are stupid enought to sell to sum1 with no money like story did ! he arranged the sale to al farahj .. what a ***** merry xmass
pompeyhussler
why the ***** have we got 2 owners in a row with no money thats a *****ing result init. look at villa,sunderland,city,birmingham all have new owners in the last few years and yes they have money . why the ***** have we got these *****ing d i ck heads who want to milk the club dry.
pompeyhussler
the only person to milk the club dry was gaydamak. i think al faraj is doing a good job with no money. if the club wasn't sold the club would of gone in to admin. tell you what you go out and find someone to put the money in. the only reason players will be sold is to keep the club afloat.
coxy30
thats if any players do get sold and maybe there sold to raise money for new players. chill the ***** out
coxy30
Come on Hussler, with all those ****ing *************** there's no way you'd pass the fit and proper person test ****ing ha ha, ho ho happy christmas !
BarneyArmy
Let's not kid ourselves, we are in for a turbulant January & heaven knows what cr4p 2010 will throw at us. Hard hats on chaps, flack on it's way!!!
storagematt
 

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