Pompey were on the verge of signing Fernandes for ten million pounds. The 20 year old was set to become Portsmouth`s record signing.
Redknapp told The News: ‘That won’t be the end of Fernandes. We’ll wait for the injury to get better and go from there.
‘We’ve got to wait to see if he’s fit first.’
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We got in touch with the club regarding the Fernandes deal and the lack of detail provided in the termination of the deal. The following four points have been confirmed by the club;
1) He will sign next month as long as he recovers from his injury.
2) He will receive the necessary treatment in England, so that Portsmouth can monitor his progress.
3) No one can sign him until we decide whether the treatment has worked or not.
4) It was an old groin problem which can be treated and healed.
Peter Storrie confirmed, “Yes to all four providing the treatment works.”