Date: 2nd November 2009 at 1:08pm
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Despite the fact that we are still a couple of months away from the transfer window re-opening, not to mention the fact that we cannot sign any players anyway – and even if we can, as this point in time we do not seem to have ‘anything to play with’ – we are being ‘linked’ with Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy

It is ‘said’ that the 31-year-old wants to leave Blackburn as he is not being given the chance to show what he can do and his agent does not think he ‘fits the style’ that Fat Sam likes to play.

Some reports are ‘linking’ us with him so he can be ‘reunited’ with his South African colleague, and also former Blackburn player, Aaron Mokoena as he looks to ‘push home’ his chances of making the world cup next summer.

How true this is is anybodies guess, even if there was any truth in it how much we would be willing to pay and how much Blackburn would be willing to sell to a ‘potential relegation rival’ would remain to be seen…

I think that we all know what McCarthy is capable of, and I also think that his goalscoring record and pedigree speaks for itself but he is known as being something of a ‘disruptive influence’ at times.

All in all though, as he knows he needs to perform if he wants to get back into the South African team I think this ‘could’ work in our favour? That said I will believe it if/when it happens though to be honest – and do not think it will…

Another ‘link’ has seen Swedish international Kim Kallstrom said in the same breath as Pompey. But West Ham ‘favourites’ to land him in the New Year. Again, for me he is a quality footballer but I will believe it if/when it happens!

Until we have a transfer embargo lifted we will not be signing anyone anyway – simples.

So, what do we think guys? Could you see ANY truth to these ‘reports?’ If there was would you want either, or both players?

As always, leave your thoughts below…

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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