Date: 20th June 2007 at 2:02pm
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Pompey are hunting high and low for a striker, maybe we have finally found one that will actually sign?

Fredi Kanoute’s agent Christophe Mongai – who made the original claims at the weekend that Pompey and Newcastle wanted him – has been talking to the press again. This time the Daily Star claim that he said Kanoute ‘is looking for a return to England’ and what is more he would sign for Pompey.

‘I know Freddie wants to return to England and if Portsmouth are interested in him then why wouldn’t he want to go there?

‘They are a successful club and Harry Redknapp is their manager. Fredi knows all about him from when they worked together at West Ham.

‘It’s Fredi’s choice to play in England again but he’s scored a lot of goals for Sevilla and they want a lot of money for him’.

At last some encouragement in our battle to sign a striker – if this is true though, not wanting to put a dampener on things.

Redknapp and Kanoute have worked together before so that also gives us the advantage over other interested teams – reported to be Newcastle and now Bolton also – but the £7million – or £8million depending on where you read things – could still prove a problem, as do we really think Pompey will pay this much for him?

My thinking, yes I would like Kanoute here as we have all seen what he can do but I do doubt his ability to score the shear quantity of goal we might be looking for? If his 28 goals in the season just finish in Spain is anything to go by though he will give it a good go.

At a fair price sign him up while we can, but hopefully we bring in someone else too – if that is not being to gluttonous?

PLAY UP POMPEY!