Well our little striker is back. It’s amazing what a few death threats can do to ensure a move without too much fuss! £15m is the rumoured fee but the actual amount of money changing hands is probably a lot less with Pompey still owing us money from Defoe, Kaboul and even Pedro Mendes.
I think most Spurs fans are in agreement that Jermain should never have been sold in the first place but looking back, it’s probably been a good thing all round. He wasn’t getting much in the way of first team football and for a player of his quality; it was quite simply ridiculous to be sitting on the bench as much as he was.
You have to respect Defoe for the way he got on with it and stuck with us even though he wasn’t getting a regular place in the starting line up for as long as he did. A year at Portsmouth has done him the world of good and also resulted in him winning back a place in the England squad.
At a time when things have gone a little flat with the initial buzz surrounding Harry’s appointment having understandably died down, a big singing is just what we needed. It’s not just any old player but someone that is already a hero at the Lane as well as being something we are desperately missing at the moment, a top class natural goal scorer.
I can only smile at the death threat story in the press at the weekend just to make the move a little easier. You couldn’t possibly expect poor little Jermain to stay at Portsmouth when he’s receiving death threats from the nasty Pompey fans! Don’t get me wrong, there could well be an element of truth to it but its likely no worse than the over the top banter the players get from the crowd week in, week out.
We can only hope Stuart Downing’s agent doesn’t advise his client to approach the News of the World with some death threats of his own for this Sunday!