Date: 17th July 2007 at 9:25am
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After a goalscoring debut and man of the match showing against Yeovil on Saturday, Geovanni has said in The News, via his agent Regi Pereira that he wants to sign permanently ‘Geovanni was with Barcelona and then he went to Benfica for three years.

‘Now he wants to play in England and he wants to stay with Harry at this football club.

‘He is here for two weeks, just for adaptation. It’s not a trial. If he likes it and Harry likes him then he will sign. He wants a change and likes England.

‘Geovanni is a free agent and a quality player. I hope Portsmouth sign him – he would be very interested’.

When the fellas were warming up I could see him, but did not know who he was. Then when the Yeovil stadium announcer read out his name I was still none the wiser, except for the fact I liked the name, which made him sound like a good player!

It did not take long to decide that I liked the look of him; he showed willingness to look for the ball, not waiting for it to come to him and wanted to be involved. The fella had good, quick feet with what looked fine vision, using this to set up Lomana LuaLua and most importantly got into the right place at the right time to score a tap in.

His goalscoring record is not very good, but it is believed that he is more of a midfielder than an attacker, although from the looks of it he could play an attacking role.

Yeovil are a good side, but he will need sterner tests to see what he is made of and this should come during our participation in the tournament in Asia next week – although my thinking is he would not have signed for Barcelona for more than £10m, let alone play for them, Benfica or Brazil if he was not a fine talent?

Yep, from what I saw he looked tasty and is well worth a few more looks – besides he is making the right noises and seems like a player that wants to be here, the other Pompey players certainly seemed to have taken to him too.

PLAY UP POMPEY!