Date: 17th June 2006 at 8:53pm
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Portsmouth have successfully agreed a deal for Achille Emana, who has decided to move to the Premier League.

The deal for Emana is all set to go through after he agreed terms for a three-year contract. With the Toulouse player getting a further fourth year, if the club wish to extend the current deal.

Toulouse agreed a fee of ?4 million (£2.7 million) for the Cameroon international. The player will be unveiled once he has undergone a medical on Thursday at Fratton Park.

The player made 25 appearances for Toulouse last year, scoring twice.
Emana said, ‘The Premier League is a fantastic championship, it interests me a lot.’

Emana admits he is good friends with Pompey striker Benjani and he would love the chance to play with him.

‘I would like to bring to Portsmouth everything I can,’ he continued.

‘I have a close friend who plays there, Benjani. I would be happy to play with him, and I would discover a new team, new team-mates, a new staff.

‘It is the beginning of a new era for me and I wish to blossom there.”