Date: 10th August 2007 at 11:16am
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With the season opener with Derby just over 24 hours away the BBC are claiming that Harry Redknapp has said that he believes Lomana LuaLua want to leave Pompey?

Redknapp is quoted as telling BBC Radio Solent ‘I think Lua feels he would like a change.

‘Maybe he would like to go and play abroad somewhere. At the moment though, that could or could not happen, we will have to wait and see’.

Although the thought of him leaving over the summer has crossed my mind several times, at this particular moment I have to admit this news have come as quite a shock to me. And for something like this to come out in such the way that it has, at the time it has, has baffled me.

LuaLua was starting to look as though he was enjoying himself again and looked willing to fight for a place in the team. Some had previously said that maybe this new found form was to impress others, rather than to be for Pompey’s benefit this season – maybe this could be the case after all?

He is still under contract, so even if he does want to leave – which might not be true anyway – unless it is in Pompey’s interests to see this then it will not happen will it.

I have not heard these quotes at all myself – has anyone else?

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