Date: 15th June 2007 at 11:08am
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I found something that quite amused me today, something that Yakubu told Kickoff magazine – a Nigerian publication I believe?

He does the usual I want to stay at Boro, I have never said I want to leave blah, blah, blah but the thing that made me think, ‘Yakubu what are you going on about,’ were his thoughts that Boro could challenge for the top 4!

‘I am happy at Boro and I have never said I wanted to leave.

‘I have some fantastic teammates and the fans are great. Boro are one of the big clubs in England and we have the chance to challenge the top four and play in Europe every year.

‘But in football, you never know, anything can happen. If a big club comes with a very big amount of money, anything is possible.’

Yakubu must class Pompey as a ‘big club’ now then; well he must do if he does come back!

He has to say the right things but realistically are Boro likely to be challenging for the top 4 anytime soon – not that I am saying we will either – but my own thinking is they are more likely to be battling in the bottom 4 next season.

After Thursday’s ‘reports’ that Pompey had launched a £12million move for the Nigerian, the Daily Mail today claim Boro have turned down an £8million bid to re sign him.

PLAY UP POMPEY!