Friday, 22 January 2010

Window Watch:
Money Matters Delay Williamson Move

More transfer troubles have arisen over the possible move of Portsmouth defender Mike Williamson to SJP.

First Jermaine Beckford's rumoured move disappeared, and then Matthew Killgallon ended up on the wrong side of the river at Sunderland.

But this is the most perplexing story of the lot and it seems we're not to blame. No, instead it's that dodgy accountant at crisis club Portsmouth.

According to Sky Sports News, Williamson has undergone a medical and agreed personal terms with the Toon but the move has been delayed from the Fratton Park end.

Pompey agreed a fee of just under a million pounds with Newcastle but the deal would see the south coast club owing Williamson's former club, Watford around £1.1m.

Therefore any move will leave penniless Portsmouth hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket.

At the moment the news is that the transfer is delayed but I can only see this being resolved in one of two ways.

1. Pompey ask for a higher price, we refuse, deal cancelled.

2. Pompey ask for a higher price, we refuse claiming a price was already agreed, force the transfer through.

An almost laughable situation but being a Newcastle fan means very little surprises me and I actually feel a little sympathy for the Pompey faithful.

Still, sooner them than us, eh?

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