Redknapp wanted Boateng stay


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Harry Redknapp has admitted he wanted to keep hold of Kevin-Prince Boateng this summer.

Boateng made a £4million switch to Portsmouth this summer, having found first-team appearances hard to come by since joining the club in the summer of 2007.

Having made the switch to Fratton Park, Boateng has been a regular and has impressed in a poor team with a string of good performances.

KPB has already scored twice for Portsmouth, including grabbing their solitary goal against Spurs on Saturday and Redknapp has said he was disappointed to lose him.

“When I came in, Boateng was injured, I think he’d had problems and they’d loaned him out.

“I was only listening to what other people were telling me about his character, the way he was behaving off the field and it wasn’t painting a very good picture if I’m honest.

“But when I looked at him play I thought, ‘this kid can really play.’

“To be honest I wasn’t keen to sell him. I think it was a good offer and the chairman obviously felt that maybe he needed to move on for his career.”

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  1. Kranjcar + £2m = Boatang. Harry made the right decision to let him go he may be going through a purple patch at the moment, we will see if he still looks as mgood by the end of the season.

  2. Boatang will make THFC regret not taking better care of him while he was ‘sleeping’ at WHL. He was never given a proper chance to show what he can offer…and it comes as no surprise that this has happened….There are so many quality players now regretting having EVER considered THFC….to their detriment! Dos Santos will be next? Thank God we were never allowed to ruin Kaka or Messi ( a chance would be a great thing he he!) COYS!

  3. He wouldn’t get in our first team and I’m sure ‘Arry only wanted to keep him as a squad player. He has an attitude problem and his current form will die down a la the average Kaboul.

    That said, he is the perfect player for Pompey and might be the only thing that keeps them up.

  4. we are a graveyard for young talented players. Going back to Crouch Caskey and now Bostock. We rarely give them the chance to establish their game. KPB is the last in a long line. Don’t mention Lennon as he was made in Leeds.

  5. We have a history of wasting players, Boatang is one of many. Bentley & Paly are another 2, including the younger ones. Over the years we have bought many the list is to long to put in this email, we have chosen to bring in has beens, over coaching the youth.
    Etherington at one stage looked good when Ginola left, only to be sold on instead of extra coaching.
    Apart from wasting players we waste millions of pounds.
    The policy at Spurs is see who we can buy, not see who we can coach into the position.
    As Marcus has said, Bostock will end up in the graveyard or doing well for another team, like O’Hara.
    It comes back to managers trying to save their job.


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