Transfers: IN - Quincy Owusu-Abeyie
Is this the first confirmed signing of the January transfer window for Pompey?
Sky Sports are reporting that Quincy Owusu-Abeyie from Spartak Moscow has joined on loan until the end of the season. The former Arsenal forward has had loan spells with the likes of Spanish outfit Celta Vigo, Birmingham and Cardiff in the past few years.
Following exerts from Wiki: "Quincy James Owusu-Abeyie (born 15 April 1986), known occasionally simply by his first name "Quincy", is a Ghanaian-Dutch footballer who plays as a winger for Spartak Moscow. He played international football for his native Netherlands at youth level, but in 2007 requested to become eligible to represent Ghana instead. FIFA approved his request on January 10, 2008, just ahead of the 2008 African Cup of Nations."
He is a product of the Ajax youth academy (9 years) before joining the Liam Brady set-up at arsenal and making his full debut for the club. Currently 23, he is listed as a striker or left-mid.
As a striker he has been considerably less than prolific but if Grant wants to play O'Hara more in the middle then there is a necessity for a left wing. (Stop some of you complaining about a lack of width at any rate).
Current gossip in summary:
INs: Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (Spartak) on loan
Jamie O'Hara (Tottenham) - on loan
Emad Moteab (Al Ahly) - on loan (option to buy)
Joey Barton (Newcastle) - on loan
OUTs: Nugent to Burnley (£3m)
James to Stoke (Loan)
Kaboul to various (£10m)
CONFIRMED? Williamson to Newcastle/ Watford (£2m)
Wilson to Celtic (unknown)
Mullins to various (unknown)
Dindane (currently on loan) to Birmingham
Belhadj to various (unknown)
Hassan Yebda (currently on loan) to AC/ Inter Milan
Kevin Prince Boateng to Sunderland (unknown)
Frederic Piquionne (currently on loan) to EvertonWritten by jim4pompey
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