Date: 3rd October 2006 at 6:47pm
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Harry has told worried Pompey Fans that Fernandes will sign for Portsmouth after completing a certain amount of games.

Harry said;

‘I think the permanent deal clicks in for us when Fernandes plays a few more games,’ said Redknapp.

‘I think he plays X amount of games and then we take up the option to buy him. As far as I know it is a tied-up deal.’

‘Fernandes is a fantastic player and sooner or later he is going to have to play for us.”

‘Although he has been out a long time with his injury, people know him here in this country.

‘He played in the Champions League for Benfica last season at Old Trafford and people from there certainly know about him.

‘But we are hoping he will become a top, top player for us and I’m convinced that will happen.’


I have also read a rumour today that Man United will sign Glen Johnson in January, get lost! Glen Johnson has an option at the end of his loan deal with Portsmouth to sign on a permanent basis, although the player is thought to be keen on returning to Chelsea.