Date: 5th March 2008 at 12:37pm
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Reports are growing on t’internet that we have found ‘the new’ Benjani, in the shape off 22-year-old Benin international Razak Omotoyossi.

How good he is I do not know, but it is ‘said’ that he posses the qualities that Benjani does, and maybe more – plus he is younger?

The whole rights and wrongs of Benjani being sold will not be covered again by myself here, as they have been flogged to death but it is thought that a ‘Benjani‘ type is exactly what Jermain Defoe needs, and is what we are now looking for. As I have said before I feel the pair would have been dynamite but it did not happen – and simple truth is he is gone and it cannot be changed whatever we say?

Maybe this fella – who plays for Swedish club Helsingborg, and was the top scorer in the group stages of the uefa cup – is the answer? I guess we will find out in the summer?

I will give Omotoyossi – who turned down a move to Holland because he was not offered enough – this, he is honest if nothing else as this is what he is quoted as telling the Swedish press: ‘footballers are like prostitutes – we want to be where the money is.

‘Therefore, I would never reject the chance to play for anyone. It’s a matter of money.

‘The offer from Groningen was enough for the club, but they didn’t want to pay me what I wanted’.

Interesting thoughts!

Whatever though there will never be another Benjani, he really is an almost unique footballer, you do not find many footballers of his type, but if this fella does have qualities similar to him then he would certainly be worth a punt would he not – we would just have to make sure we ‘offer him enough’?


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