Date: 24th January 2008 at 9:19am
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An apparent new arrival in the ‘linked to Pompey queue’ – although he has been linked in the past – is Marlon King.

The Watford striker looked destined for Fulham after a £5m fee was agreed but he failed a medical because of a previous knee injury, which is said to have not pleased him so now Pompey are ‘said’ to be making enquiries.

I am not sure on this one fellas, I think it could be possible but the thought of paying £5m for a fella who has seen a transfer to another top flight side – and a side struggling at the foot of the table at that – does not really appeal to me that much, remember Ricardo Fuller and previous problems with injuries he had before we signed him…

Yep, he is a good footballer but as much as he looked like he ‘might’ make the grade in his limited time in the top flight with Watford last season he does not have that experience that would seem to suggest he would be anything other than ‘a gamble’ – and I am not sure Harry Redknapp would want to take this risk on a striker… again.

Speaking of ‘knee injuries’ the one that Kanu picked up playing for Nigeria in the African nations the other day could rule him out of the rest of that tournament and possibly some weeks after – but this is yet to be confirmed.


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