Date: 15th November 2007 at 11:56am
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Harry Redknapp has dismissed the suggestion that Pompey could pay Real Mallorca £7m for winger Jonas ‘Spiderman’ Gutierrez – as had been suggested – with what he has told The News: ‘I like Gutierrez, but not at the price they are asking.

‘If it’s £7m, he’s too much for me’.

So he has ruled out paying that for him – but he has not ruled out a move for him full stop…

Pompey have been tracking him for several months now and as we have found out when we track a player for that long more often than not we sign them, so providing the co-ownership issues between Mallorca and Velez Sarsfield – his previous club – can be sorted out, meaning that Pompey do not have to pay over the odds for him then my thinking is he could quite possibly arrive in January.

He has not been prolific in Spain, but then how many wingers are overly prolific really? Yep you do get a few, but most are there for the assists they provide, not the goals they score – these are added bonuses.

In all fairness you do not get many dodgy Argentine internationals really, so he must have plenty of class about him to be an Argentinean international – plus for Pompey to have tracked him for as long as we have he must have something about him.

I would not back against him still signing, the thought of him donning a Spiderman mask and then showing off in front of the Fratton End almost makes me want us to sign him alone – but not for £7m…

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