Date: 29th July 2009 at 5:12pm
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…not that Pompey have even signed the Croatian yet!

Although sky sports have jumped on this bandwagon too, saying ‘the Croatian striker is now understood to have travelled to England to undergo a medical.’



Niko Kalinic, pictured above, continues to be strongly linked with Pompey – some reports say he is in the country now tying up a move, others say that red tape could scupper this?

Either way Dado Prso, the former Hajduk Split, Rangers and Croatian striker, has told Sportske novosti that the Kalinic would do well in English football: ‘for Nikola, England is the right country.’

Although the former Croatian international feels that a league like Spain could be better for Kalinic next season? Yet he still went on to mention Pompey but feels we would have to ‘take it easy with him’ but he would take the premier league by storm: ‘now everything is on Kalinic. He will get his chance to prove himself, but he is still young so he will probably need some time to settle into English football.

‘But he has a lot of time and also in Portsmouth they will need to take it easy with him.

‘I am sure that sooner or later he well show everybody that he can play in the Premier League.’

Do I think Kalinic will sign?

Honestly, hand on heart I have not got a clue – a lot of signs are pointing towards this being a yes, but until he is pictured on The Pompey Site holding up a Pompey shirt it is not a done deal, only then does it become real and can we then start thinking, ‘I wonder what he will offer.’

You would think that Prso ‘should’ be a good judge on how good Kalinic could be though…

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