Date: 9th September 2007 at 12:23pm
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The news of the world are today claiming that Harry Redknapp is ‘plotting a New Year raid on Southampton’ looking to sign their midfielder Andrew Surman.

Redknapp should know the fella well enough from his brief ‘sabbatical’ with our neighbours down the road – and he actually loaned the youngster out to Bournemouth during this spell.

It is claimed that Tony Adams watched the highly regarded 21 year old for the saints again QPR last week.

Surman was born in South Africa, but moved to England when his English parents returned in ’95 and the saints soon made him part of their Academy, which giving credit where it is due is quite impressive, but ours should see less of this local talent lost to the red half of Hampshire in the future though.

I have seen a bit of the fella and he looks to have a pretty classy left foot on him – he made his U21 debut for England on Friday, scoring in the 3-0 win over Montenegro – so if Redknapp is prepared to see him the latest to make the switch from red to blue then going by what I have seen then he would not be a bad signing at all.

Clearly, those that hold a really strong grudge against the saints could find it hard to accept him – should he sign – as some have Martin Cranie since his switch, along with others before, but my belief is always – so long as they are good enough and give 100% for Pompey I could not care where they came from. If Redknapp rates Surman that would be good enough for me.

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