Pompey to cash in on stars?

Last updated : 14 January 2002 By
When Kawaguchi joined the club, it took Pompey's tally of World Cup Stars up to a respectable three. However this could be reduced to one if rumour becomes fact and fact becomes a horrible nightmare for Pompey supporters low on good cheer.

It has been reported this morning that Italian club Perugia have contacted Pompey with a view to signing Kawaguchi - this comes days after Bayern Munich reportedly inquired about Robert Prosinecki.

President Luciano Gaucci revealed: "Perugia is setting about the acquisition of Kawaguchi." The Serie A side, who were linked with the keeper before he joined Pompey, reportedly see Kawaguchi as a possible replacement for want-away keeper Andrea Mazzantini. They would be happy to pay the same money that Pompey paid for the Japanese number 1 just a couple of months ago.

The selling of two of our best players would be a terrible move for Pompey. Yoshi has been made a scapegoat by the fans and needs to regain his confidence before appearing in the first team again. This should also give him more time to get used to the English Game.

Pompey have never had players of the calibre of Kawaguchi and Prosinecki before and it would be another nail in the coffin of mad football decisions if they agreed to let either of them go.