Pompey after Algerian midfielder

PORTSMOUTH are ready to sign Algerian midfield star Hadj Issa - known as his country's Roberto Baggio - in a shock deal this week. (The Mirror)

PORTSMOUTH are ready to sign Algerian midfield star Hadj Issa - known as his country's Roberto Baggio - in a shock deal this week. (The Mirror)

The 25-year-old talented attacker was due to join wealthy Saudi club Al-Ittifaq before the deal collapsed, with his club Wifaq Setif revealing Pompey had come in.

Issa is due to fly in for talks and a medical in the next 48 hours, with a fee of around �400,000 to be paid for the gifted ace.

For all of Pompey's troubles they think they can find the cash for the Algerian star because he is so cheap - and he could be a surprise hit in the Premier League.


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