Date: 10th August 2008 at 10:52am
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Our favourite scouser signed with fanfares a short 12 months ago, he has represented England just 18 months ago, notching on his debut, but since then it just hasn’t happened.
His debut season was blighted by a hernia he tried to play through, bad luck, and the early form of Benjani was enough to keep him to the bench.
After his hernia operation he did look a different prospect, his movement was great, and workrate reminiscent of our now departed Zimbabwean, when he dropped down to his familiar level of the Championship he scored goals in the cup, notably at favourite ground Portman road, he done enough to feature in our FA cup win at Wembley, but what now?

All summer he has been connected to different outfits, he has declared an interest to fight for his place, but realistically knows that Crouch, Defoe, Kanu and Sahar all stand in front of him.

Ipswich have alledgedly had a 5.5m offer for him, but has a reluctance to drop back down a level, however a loan deal has also been mooted, all this to a ground where he scores every time.

Hull City are another whose forums are claiming a loan deal for a season is a strong possibility, would a loan to Premiership rivals be more beneficial?

Pompey need some capital to finance in other areas, we are strong upfront so would we miss him? Would a season long loan to find his scoring prowess be more up our street?

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