Pompey In For Pablo Aimar – Oh No! – Video


Harry Redknapp is making moves to sign Argentine international and reported Newcastle target, Pablo Aimar, this summer.

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 Pablo Aimar – what’s been holding Newcastle up?

Pablo is available for a reported cut-price £6m, after his club side Real Zaragoza were relegated last season to the Spanish Second Division. Real Zaragoza paid £10M for him a couple of years ago from Valencia, but now have to unload him to cut the wage bill.

The play-maker has also been linked with a move to Portuguese club Benfica, though it’s been suggested he would prefer a more lucrative move to the Premier League, with Newcastle United initially having been in center frame for the player.

But Portsmouth seem to be moving fast with their summer purchases, as Harry Redknapp has always done, and the south coast club have almost completed the Peter Crouch move, and are also in for another two potential Newcastle targets, Nicky Shorey and Shaun Wright-Phillips.

However, Redknapp hopefully will face competition for the Argentinean still from Newcastle United, although Everton and Sunderland are also in for the skillful Argentinian, who has played over 50 times for his country.

Certainly Portsmouth will be a team competing with Newcastle, Tottenham, Manchester City, Aston Villa, West Ham and others next season for that top 6 position, there’s no doubt about that.

We’ve been linked with Aimar for weeks now, and the price quoted has been £6M or even less, so if we want him on Tyneside, what’s taking so long?

As Sam Allardyce said last year, if you wait in the transfer market two things happen, 1) the price goes up and 2) other clubs move in – and he was so right.

Sam always liked to get his transfers done early in the summer, before the market heated up, and there’s a lot to be said for that.

While we cannot and don’t want to criticize the club, because we just don’t know what’s really going on behind the scenes, it does look to the fans that Newcastle are dragging their feet on a lot of these transfer moves.

We’ll not even mention Arda and Arshavin, but we seem to be close to getting these good players – and then nothing happens. Of course it may also be that we’re just not interested in them, although that wasn’t the case with Arda and Arshavin,

We think the capture of Pablo would be great for us, and although he’s not the world class player he was a few years ago, we think Keegan could get the very best out of him, and he has the potential to be a great player for us – if we can land him.

In the Geordie vernacular – he could be a smashing little player for us.

Here’s some video of Aimar in action from youtube .

Comments very welcome, but please keep them civil.



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148 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Jul 9, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    “Here’s some video of Arshavin in action from youtube .”

    Ed, You typed Arshavin instead of Pablo Aimar

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  • ObaforPM

    Jul 9, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Aimar would be a great signing, blow all this past it malarky he might not be at the top of his game but he is the creative midfielder we need to supply good balls and get the game going. I dont think that butt,geremi barton and co can do it so he’d be great!

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 9, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    thought you werent going to mention Arshavin lmao

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 9, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    whoops – I’ve got him on my mind – corrected it.

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  • Spyro

    Jul 9, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #5

    wouldnt care if we missed out on him, wages would be ridiculous. i dont even think NUFC are even after him now anyway. We have Gutierrez, why would we sign two Argentine midfielders that can play on the wing and the middle? Portsmouth have to go for Aimar now because we got their real target on the cheap.

    Gutierrez = lower wages lower transfer fee

    Aimar = higher wages higher transfer fee

    …we definitely got the better deal here

    I would love to see Portsmouth wages scheme, it seems like all of their experienced players are on high wages, look at campbell.

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  • ELFER

    Jul 9, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Hm, would AIMAR really be that good for us? He’s nearing the end of his career and the young and hungry INLER would be better I think!

    Even EMANA could build a better partnership with GEREMI I think, so not so bad if we loose out on AIMAR propably!

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 9, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #7

    No prob Ed i do that kind of thing all the time

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  • Spyro

    Jul 9, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #8

    We dont need any more AM’s as Gutierrez, Zoggy and Milner can all play there. We a couple CM players like Inler etc

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  • Derdi4Toon

    Jul 9, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #9

    if he’s available for 5m or less and injury-free and willing to take Benfica’s package is he worth a bet?
    if in the end we can’t sign someone of same class (if not better) in similar position we have only the management to blame.
    Inler or Guti or Milner just totally different type of players. Zog is closet to Aimar but we need at least two of them in the team if Duff and Emre going (and i do hope they are)

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  • Fernando

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #10

    THE ARSE ARE IN FOR INLER!

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  • John

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #11

    I’d be gutted if we were’nt in for him…He’s only 28 , still got some really good years left in him and maybe a change off league would be good for him considering he’s form has droped..

    I just feel if he comes to the prem and joins someone else he’ll be class and we’ll be looking back , If only

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  • John

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Derdi4Toon I’d have to disagree with you aboput Zog been as good as aimar if your comparing there best years..

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  • Spyro

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Dont respond to FERNANDO, he is a spurs fan who just comes on here to get attention, ignore him

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  • Ericles

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #14

    We are very slow on transfers. I would have thought Gutierrez would have been a lure for Aimar. Where is this new “hands on” policy of Ashley? I appreciate the club being secretive but for the fans it is becoming increasingly frustrating. Someone, please, send some postcards of Pompey to Aimar – that should put him off the place!

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  • George

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    With NUFC having been connected with just about every footballer going since KK arrived, and more than 99% being false claims, why do we still fall for the rumours. Has everyone forgotten how KK does business. Have we all forgot that KK does everything quietly and quickly. If KK was wanting players he is certainly not going to risk starting a bidding war.
    No leave the false speculating Disney stories to the press. I honestly think that KKs next signing will be a surprise and not a name already mentioned.

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  • Jez

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #16

    You lot really think you will be up there for a top six finish with Pompey.
    Wake up and smell the coffee you mugs.
    Look at our team sheet and then take a look at yours. Nuff said.
    By the end of the season Mike will have sold you lot down the swanny. He wont part with any cash now he is milking your club before he sells it. PUP

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  • Davies

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Still worth a punt, but if Pompey can get him, good luck to them.

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #18

    gutierrez, milner n zogs will be used as wingers in my opinion so i still think we need a central AM lyk aimar, aswell as a more defensive one

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #19

    george- kk might hav worked quietly and quickly in the past but he isnt now, he’s workin quielty yes, but ther absolutely nothing quick about anything to do with NUFC

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  • Spyro

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #20

    Geordie Nick

    AM = Gutierrez, Milner, Zoggy

    LW = Gutierrez, Zoggy, Duff

    RW = Gutierrez, Milner, Geremi

    as you see we have three players competing for both wings and AM, it is clear that we went for Gutierrez because of his versatility. It meant we didnt have to spend more money on buying two wingers and another AM, he will provide competition for all places. We all know by now that MA is looking to cut costs where he can, so i do not see how Aimar fits in to our plans now

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  • Spyro

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #21

    i would like to see Duff shipped out and better winger brought in e.g. Zhirkov…but it aint gonna happen.

    i would like to see Geremi used as only back-up for Beye and a better winger brought in e.g. Turan (for no more than 10 million)…but it aint gonna happen

    the only midfield positions i can see NUFC trying to fill are CM and DM as Barton and Butt have no real competition. We will probably buy a player who can play both positions well in order to cut costs, lol

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #22

    spyro- i think duff will be gone.
    so tht leaves 4 players battling for 3 postions, and geremi isnt gd enough imo.

    for example, if duff goes, wat happens if zogs and milner r injured????? we have geremi on RW gutirrez LW? who is our AM???? u need at least u need 2 players in each postion and bcos one player can play various postions he doesnt count as cover for all postions cos he can only play in one postion at once

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #23

    Jez, we live in continual hope for our team – just like you do for Pompey. 😀

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  • sean667

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #24

    totaly agree with geordie nick, while not panicking! but they do seam to be dragging there feet and missing out on targets.

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  • Kash2

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #25

    We definitely need a creative midifield playmaker. Maybe thats what Skjelbred is for, but I would have thought an experienced player would be better suited!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #26

    Geordie Nick it has already been said that Duff will be part of our plans next yr, i think it is the same with Geremi also

    Just because you think they are not good enough doesn’t mean they are not staying.

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  • Spyro

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #27

    i would love to be proved wrong, but i doubt i will be

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  • sean667

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #28

    mmmmm jez u is abad man, you av only been a half decent team for 1 season get over yourself

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  • Spyro

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #29

    City and Pompey fans really make me laugh, recently turned in to half decent teams and they gloat and boast as if they are Man U fans, lol

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #30

    well i for one wont believe anyone is stil part of our plans til theyr actually playing next season cos wat ppl say in football these days means nothin really.
    and even if duff was to be here, IMO u need 6 players to cover 3 postions, 2 in each, and one player cannot count as cover in all 3 postions.

    so in tht respect wed have
    LW duff, gutierrez
    RW milner geremi
    AM zogs
    so imo we need another am to compete for tht postion

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  • Dev

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #31

    Jez you’re the mug!

    Watch this space….

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  • WIGAZ

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #32

    I would like to see him in black white personally i think we need a creative influence in the middle of the park to make something happen, i’m sure you all agree? i’m not to fussed with portsmouth, i think the wheels will fall off next season for them, last season people were suprised by them & underestimated them, but not this year people will be ready as we were when we went to fratton park & only james afro kept MO from shooting them down! i think we’ll take 6pnts off em next season playing free flowin kk football, crouch will watch & say to himself “wish i went to toon” i still think we have a very good chance of getting SWP & shorey! both could be england starters if playing well week in week out, KK got best out of SWP before & Shorey is our KK’s kind of full back! i think we should bid for Quasmera, he’s quick skillfull & scores goals! give him the no7 he’ll do it justice! upfront i want Gomez! i think he’d be a hit in Prem after shoddy euro’s got a point to prove, would love to see Van Nistlerooy in toon shirt i kno he’s 31 or somethin but still world class! how about metzelder at CB too? think he would be good buy 2!

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #33

    Ed
    http://tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=101475

    it says this guy whos a youngtser has signed a new contract he name is. Frank Wiafe Danquah

    i don’t even know who he is lol.

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #34

    jez- yes lets luk at our team sheet, owen, martins, viduka, nzogbia, barton, butt, beye, given,yes theyd all walk into ur first team.Oh and i forgot to mention tht player ‘arry redknap wanted to sign so badly, GUTIERREZ

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  • mozza

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #35

    at lest mort seemed to try and give us an indication of whats going on, it’s worryingly quiet in the board room at the moment, and it’s another day of getting up checking the text and the net and nowts happening, i just hope theres something big in the pipeline, to calm a few nerves including mine, because if we dont add heavily to our squad, it means two things imo, we’ll be worse than last season and we’l have an unhappy frustrated manager that has clearly not been given what he was promised, left with the unenviable task of managing a team he has already said is miles behind the country’s best, thats unfair to say the least on both kk and the fans

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  • Spitfire

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #36

    Jez

    Pompey is giving Babayaro a trial
    hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee hee heee hee

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  • Kash2

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #37

    Lads, what did we win last season?…………SWEET FA

    What did Portsmouth win?………..THE SWEET FA CUP

    We don’t have any leg to stand on and say to Spurs or Ports fans they’re crap, or idiots or whatever, considering we’re striving to emulate there achievements.

    I personally like Portsmouth, but hate spurs!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #38

    sigh…fair enough Geordie Nick. If you feel that is what is going to happen then fair enough.
    But remember KK said he only wants 4 or 5 quality players. We already have 1 who can play AM, RW, LW so why would we then waste another of our 4 or 5 acquisitions on another player who can play AM, RW when we clearly need competition in the LB, ST, CM and DM positions?

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  • Michael

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #39

    Aimar is as good as Deco, two years younger and 2 million cheaper.

    Spyro, if you think we don’t need a creative central midfielder you are misguided.

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  • ToonKing

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #40

    ROFL at Porstmouth fan slating us. ahahahahh how unreal….he’s slagging us while supporting a club who just made the Premiership in 2003, who on countless occasions was a hair away of going down the shitter and who’s highest ever finish was 8th…hahahahahahhaha funny stuff Jez….

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