Date: 1st February 2007 at 7:44pm
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Andy Cole “Wanted” to Stay

Harry Redknapp told Andy Cole, that he could decide, whether he wanted to join Everton or remain at Fratton Park. West Ham where also interested although no offer was ever made.

Andy Cole joined Pompey in the summer from Man City for £500,000 and has scored four goals.

Redknapp said:

‘Really, I just left the decision to him. I thought, ‘it is his life and if he feels whatever he feels then so be it’.

‘He just wants to play – as he has always been used to. That is what I like about him, and he’s happy here. He wants to stay and play.

‘Everton were the only ones to make a real approach – there was no contact from West Ham – but he is going nowhere.’


It`s refreshing to see that Andy has committed his future to the club. Harry is likely to re-pay his loyalty by naming him in the starting line-up to face Wigan Saturday.