Date: 30th May 2009 at 8:36pm
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According to a ‘so-call source’ to The Mail a claim has been made that Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson have both said that they would be willing to stay with Pompey if ‘assurances’ can be made to them over our future plans: ‘both players are ambitious. They enjoy playing for Portsmouth and enjoy their life on the coast so if the new owners are to invest and put together a really good team, they may be tempted to stay. Otherwise, both boys know there is interest from other clubs out there.’

I do not think that it is a secret, or a surprise, that both would want to stay if they could – the only fear that I have ever had for them going was them going because they had to go, we needed to sell.

As it now looks we ‘should not’ have any need for this…

It is also ‘reported’, in the same mail online piece, that Johnson is/was ready to join Spurs with Crouch off to Villa or Everton if we decided to sell.

I think the thing that we really have to bare in mind is, this deal could take some time to go through so knee-jerk reactions on so many areas are things that should be guarded against, and I am sure they will, as I am also sure the England internationals will take their time before deciding what to do – all signs point to ‘why would they want to leave’ though, so fingers crossed!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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