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Berger Set To Return To Pompey

Martin O'Neill has admitted that he's not overly keen on letting Patrik Berger return to Portsmouth, but it seems the player may have made his mind up.

Speaking to the Express and Star, O'Neill said:

"Portsmouth have not come in for Patrik Berger - Patrik Berger has come in for Patrik Berger.

"Portsmouth have still got to make contact with me officially about wanting to take him.

"The agent has told me Portsmouth would have him, I spoke to Harry (Redknapp) and that`s true.

"But I told Harry 'let`s see` because I can`t afford to let people go that easily.

"Harry asked about me about Patrik at the Reading-Tottenham game and I said they have to do something about it, but they haven`t come back.

"He can`t go anywhere at the moment anyway because he`s injured - he trained the other day and his hamstring is still sore."

Now I'm not sure how I would feel about this, if we can command a reasonable fee would it be better to take it or risk, with his injury issues, potentially only getting one or two games from him?

His quality is not in doubt, and his ability to change games for us makes him almost invaluable at the moment, but he's pretty much permanently injured so have we got anything to lose anyway?




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 22 2008

Time: 4:53PM

Your Comments

we cant lose berger now tht noore mite be goin aswell an i heard tht juventus say there closer to signin mellberg weaknesses!!! we need to be buyin players not sellin them!
villa96
I think we need to sit back and forget the media bull... have we actually let anyone go yet? no. Fair enough we've not brought anyone in, and whilst MON is a bit eccentric in his ideas sometimes, i do trust he'll do us right. Imagine if he screwed up so royally now that we're in a good league position, he'd know the job was gone.
johnnyuk
Just stoopid to give players to main rivals, although Berger is in the treatment room more times than my terminally ill sick parrot!
krisvilla
Not sure why we want or need him back?
storagematt
Would be a surprise indeed if Harry decided to take him back to Pompey, but Redknapp is a manager I rate highly, and he knows what he's doing. Shame we've all too infrequently seen Patrik at his best. Quality footballer on his day.
glensider
With Pompy losing players to the African Nations Cup their keenness to take Berger is still a bit of a mystery. Maybe its just his agent looking for a final kickback before he starts going down the divisions.
col8
no way should you let him and moore go it would be too much keep one and sell the other then fight on
ozanne park rangers
Don't think Pompey realise he's not the same player that left them.
Carlosio
Redknapp has said that he was approached by an agent asking him if he'd be interested in re-signing Patrik, and seems Harry responded in the affirmative, adding that he would only be interested if MON no longer wanted the player at Villa Park.
glensider
 

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