Date: 5th February 2008 at 3:19pm
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Now that City are the ones ‘to announce it’ they are happy to ‘confirm’ 100% no two ways about it that Benjani has signed for them and to be honest if what they are reporting is true they have well and truly done us over… but we have sold out by allowing them too!

Pompey are ‘claiming we will’ receive the full amount agreed on deadline day ‘said’ to be anywhere between £5m and £9m, although the common ground said around £8m, but the Man City site reports the fee as being ‘a mere £3.87m’.

£3.87m for a fella with 12 goals this season! Sorry, that amount is f*****g ridiculous and I am outraged, as that is less than we paid for him 2 years ago, and if anyone thinks that he is not at least twice the player he was then they are out of their mind!

They also say that if he plays over 75 games during his 2 and a half year contract we will get more, but given the fact that he is 29 and no doubt Sven Goran Eriksson will be wanting to spend again in the summer we could quite possibly be lucky to see him get anywhere near that amount, despite us knowing how good he is.

£3.87m for Benjani, rising depending on appearances – sorry but this is just wrong, I am absolutely livid at this. So much for ‘it being a great deal for Portsmouth Football Club’. Disgraceful, I cannot believe – forgetting it ‘might’ rise – that we have allowed him to leave for less than we paid for him…

We will – well might – get more on top of the initial £3.87m, so the fee ‘will’ rise to £7.6m… but only when he plays 75 games, which over 2 and a half years is going to mean he being a virtual ever present!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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