Date: 8th June 2007 at 9:20am
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Speaking in The News Harry Redknapp has revealed that he wants a strike partnership capable of supplying Pompey with 35 goals next season!

‘If you don’t score goals you don’t win. That’s why they are so valuable.

‘We had Kanu weigh in with 12 goals last season and he was great.

‘But I would like to have two strikers who will give me 35 goals.

‘To have two frontmen weigh in with that between them would make the difference, but where are they?’

If Pompey can have a strike force that potent next season then we will easily consolidate – at the very least – our position last season, more than likely improve, quite possibly to the extent of Uefa cup football.

Thus far Redknapp’s attempts have been thwarted by asking prices being too high – with this apparently the reason why Yakubu will not be coming back to Pompey from Boro, players opting for other clubs – as has happened with Mark Viduka or potential targets not being prolific enough – Henri Camara and a proposed £3million move from Wigan and French based players touted for moves to Fratton for example.

I am not sure that any of our current strikers are capable of 10 goals let alone 15 so it will either need two brand new strikers, but finding two – reasonably priced – capable of 15-20 goals each will be almost impossible, or one that can score at least 25 goals – and players of the quality and standard do not come cheap! One thing that is almost certain is we would need to again break our transfer record once, maybe twice to achieve this.

Redknapp asks where are these strikers that can score the goals?

I ask you the same thing, realistically – in terms of them wanting to come here and us not being held at ransom, who could Pompey get that may give us such a potent goal return?

PLAY UP POMPEY!