Date: 2nd February 2009 at 3:43pm
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Rumours had started to filter through in the forum with PompeyFcMad breaking the news in the forum at 2.53pm that the Giovani dos Santos deal was off, saying that Peter Storrie, or someone on his behalf, had replied to his email saying: ‘very doubtful, there is a problem with his medical and the medical team will not sign him off, due to a couple of problems.

‘We cannot take risks and need players fully fit and ready to play.’

Sky sports news have now confirmed that the deal is off.

He has not exactly failed a medical but there are concerns over his ability to come in an play immediately – and to be fair, as angry as people might be, he has not played much in recent months.

This will not go down well, and whilst I am disappointed the deal has fallen through, we have to appreciate and understand why. We do need players to come in and do a job right away, when a large transfer fee is involved even more so with so much at risk given our current predicament…

What a boost his signing would have given us, but it clearly was not meant to be – chances are we do not have time to arrange any other ‘big money’ moves now, although that said we would not have put all our eggs in one basket would we? That said our ‘big money’ deals are the ones that seem to be breaking down, why is this…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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