Surprising news today is that Pompey administrator Andrew Andronikou has already told at least eight players at the club they will not be wanted next season.
Jamie O’Hara – off to West Ham?
It’s not surprising that at least 8 players will leave, but the timing surely could have been better and come after today FA Cup Final against Chelsea.
The news is that the 8 players who are definitely leaving are David James, Kanu, Herman Hreidarsson, Steve Finnan, Ricardo Rocha, Frederic Piquionne, Hassan Yebda and Aruna Dindane.
Portsmouth Boss Avram Grant is also expected to announce his departure, and the reports suggest he is ready to take over as manager at West Ham as early as this Tuesday.
Israeli Avran Grant wants to make goalkeeper David James and his team-mates Jamie O’Hara and Kevin Prince Boateng his first signings at Upton Park.
So if that is true, and that Newcastle are indeed interested in capturing Jamie O’Hara for the Tyneside club, they had better move quickly this weekend.
However, if Jamie is indeed going to cost £3M to sign from his parent club Tottenham, it could be that Newcastle cannot afford the player.
We’ll probably find out very soon which way the wind blows at Newcastle as far as midfielder O’Hara is concerned.