There's Only Two Milans

By Jim Bonner
Last updated : 27 January 2008
Czech Republic striker Milan Baros has joined Portsmouth on loan from Lyon until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal.

With David Nugent injured in the game with Plymouth, Benjani was the only fit striker we had but Harry Redknapp says that Baros will be available for Wednesday's visit to Old Trafford after passing a medical on Sunday.

This could be a good signing if Baros can replicate the form that saw him win the Golden Boot during Euro 2004 and produce the performances that has seen him score for his country 31 times in 59 appearances.

Baros' record in the Premier League is more modest having scored only 18 times for Liverpool in 68 appearances for the Reds and just 9 times for Aston Villa in 42 appearances for them.

It's clear that Baros has the ability to score at the top level and hopefully Harry Redknapp can get the best out of him. The Czech striker has a tendency to frustrate fans as he never looks to play a pass and tries to do too much on his own. Does that remind you of a former Pompey striker that left for a certain Greek team in the summer?

Still, if Baros flops then we can just send him back to France but hopefully he will want to prove a point to his doubters and will produce the goods for Pompey.

Welcome to the club, Milan!

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