Date: 4th August 2006 at 2:12pm
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John Viafara has become the latest Pompey player to switch allegiance by make the short trip along the coast to deadly rivals Southampton for an undisclosed fee.

Columbian International Viafara, 27, has signed a three-year deal with George Burley`s Championship side.

Viafara arrived at Fratton under former Manager Alain Perrin in the summer of 2005 for £800,000 with a reputation as being a tough tackling Midfielder with lots of power and stamina. He immediately got into Perrin`s starting XI, scoring his first and only goal for the club in his fifth game away to Manchester City in late August 2005. Harry Redknapp’s re-arrival saw him along with many others swiftly dropped.

Upon the opening of the January transfer window he was loaned out the Spanish Primera Division side Real Sociedad who subsequently decided against making the deal permanent. In 11 outings for the Spanish side he was red carded twice.

With his chances at Pompey very limited it was only matter of time before he was shipped out again but this time on a permanent basis as proves the case.