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Will Villa Match Pompey's Spurs Bid?

Will Villa Match Pompey's Spurs Bid?

Sketchy reports are suggesting that Spurs have accepted a bid from Portsmouth for England international striker Jermain Defoe.

The striker, linked to Villa for a season and a half would obviously have to agree terms.

His contract ends in 2009 and so far he has failed to agree a new deal with Spurs which led to Spurs boss Juande Ramos apparently saying he could leave.

Wonder if Villa are in the hunt and if so, will we now also slap in a similar bid giving the player the choice of clubs?

Rumours are circulating that someone is having a medical at Villa, but then, those sort of rumours would circulate wouldn't they? I've certainly not been able to get any confirmation if anyone is at Bodymoor.

The transfer window doesn't close until 12 midnight, so maybe still time for a twist and turn? What would you think if Defoe went to Pompey? If he stays at Spurs I'd not be bothered but if he was allowed to leave and we didn't grab him, I'd be miffed, as he could shoot us into the top four in my ever so humble opinion!

It could however be the case that Villa, or more specifically Martin O'Neill, never wanted Jermain Defoe and that it was all paper talk from the start.

Funny old game!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 31 2008
Time: 5:14PM

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Well if we were linked to him offically then what an idiot he is going to Pompey. No disrespect to them they are a good side but they are limited really, why would he go there over Villa? Maybe MON wouldnt pay the price for him, it would be good if villa got chimbonda, defoe, i'd be happy with that jan window
krisvilla
31/01/2008 17:18:00
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hang on 5 players in the England squad, surely if you want to have an international career you'd go to Villa now. That would be a great leverage to get Defoe. I wouldn't think Pompey is a place where Defoe would go....... I wouldnt be surprised if Villa didnt get anyone else you know thats it. 2million profit in the transfer window
krisvilla
31/01/2008 17:27:00
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Pompey are paying the big bucks - look at Diarra's comments when he joined them for a measley 65k per week. Makes you sick. Isn't Defoe's agent the same one as Sol Campbell's? We should bid for Benjani.
tarzan
31/01/2008 17:35:00
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...come on Villans !...do us favour !..If Defoe doesn't come to Pompey then we get to hang on to Benjani (Redknapp's been drinking again).
Toronto4Pompey
31/01/2008 17:37:00
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We'd better be in then hunt for him ! need a forward who can score goals !
crosswesleyanchapel
31/01/2008 17:37:00
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no, really, take him! it is being suggested that benjani would be a make wait for the deal,i i simply couldnt see him leave! if thats true, then he is all yours! And true, you might have 5 players in the england squad - deservedly so (for most of them...the ones i can think of) - but we have 2, AND,we dont exactly have quite as many english layers as you do, do we...
pompeycarpet
31/01/2008 17:38:00
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I have come on this site and defended MON and the lack transfer action. However, if we dont make a play for Defoe I will be extremely disappointed. He appears to be available and is a proven Premiership goalscorer. FFS go get him.
notthedougellisstand
31/01/2008 17:39:00
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pompey are not spending big though. its been one in one out for every deal we have done... so dont blaim our cash!
pompeycarpet
31/01/2008 17:40:00
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I think MON will match the fee and then it will be down to how quickly Jermain can get from Villa or Pompy to London to be out on a Saturday night....
melski
31/01/2008 17:40:00
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He's totally overrated. You lot have a good thing going on right now and Villa players seem to finally click. Bring this guy in and it could poison the dressing room. If he's not gnashing someone's ear, he's sulking.
Toronto4Pompey
31/01/2008 17:43:00
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