Date: 12th July 2007 at 9:56am
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We have all read and maybe even heard – thanks to the fellas at Vital Football with their audio articles – what Harry Redknapp thinks of the new signings, what David Nugent is hoping for and what and who persuaded John Utaka to join, but what is going to happen to Kanu?

Utaka has said in The News that he hopes one of the men that helped convince him to come here will stay ‘of course I would like Kanu to be around and hopefully he’ll be around. I’m friends with him and he told me it would be good to come here.

‘He convinced me to join. He talked to me a lot about the club and the fans.

‘If he stays it will be easier for me to advance’.

No matter what has or what has not happened with Kanu, what he has said in the media or not the fact that he helped convince his countryman to come here must say something about the way he does feel about this club?

It looked a near certainty that Kanu would leave if he did not get the contract he wanted, with Pompey unwilling to give him that – but my thinking now is that he will stay. And if he does it will certainly help Utaka settle at the club, which cannot be a bad thing can it.

With the new arrivals I though it would be hard for Kanu to play the 20 games he needs to earn that second year extension, but Redknapp is convinced that he will and still wants him to stay – honestly, do you?

PLAY UP POMPEY!