Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday May 15 2008
I was curious after seeing Villa being linked with Portsmouth midfielder Pedro Mendes. I wondered, if he isn't quite good enough to fit into the Pompey team, how could he be good enough for us.
So, I thought why not go to the horses mouth, now Pedro isn't on my email list, but the Vital Pompey ed is, so I asked the ever cool PompeyRug for his opinions.
1) What do you think Villa being linked to Pedro Mendes, any truth in it do you think?
You have been linked to him several times before so it could be a goer - I think he will almost certainly leave Fratton this summer sadly, so Villa Park could quite possibly be his next stop, although rumour has it he wants to go back to Portugal?
2) I'm not totally sure why Villa would want him if he isn't good enough to hold down a regular place at Pompey, but the manager knows best. What is your opinion of him, are you surprised he has slipped down your pecking order.
I have similar thoughts in as much as 'if Villa think he is good enough for them, why is he not good enough for Pompey?' I think he is a fantastic footballer who I would have in my team but he does not fit into the Harry Redknapp thinking at the moment - he likes the big, strong, powerful types... this is all good and well but where is the craft? Something that Mendes has plenty of!
3) Would you be sorry to see him go and if he did go, what would be a reasonable fee would you think?
I would be absolutely gutted, but I have just about accepted that he will be gone this summer, to be honest I thought he would leave in January. Reports says that his home has been up for sale for some time now, so I think it is a near nailed on thing that the man that kick started our great escape in 2005/06 is going. Paper say a 'cut price deal' could happen, sod that why do a cut price deal for a player of his quality?
He got a cracking reception last weekend when he came off, hopefully he can sign off with a cup winners medal though, although I doubt he will start - even if I think he should...
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