Date: 26th September 2007 at 11:15am
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Vital Pompey have picked up on The Sun’s story today claiming that Villa could be after Pedro Mendes for £3million. Bit early for transfer window gossip isn’t it, even for The Sun?? Villa in for Pedro Mendes?

Pompey Rug, in his article, says he is worried there could be some truth in the rumour as we were also linked to him in the summer.

Adding, ‘Mendes has found it tough to get into the side this season, with Harry Redknapp more often than not taking the ‘pace and power’ route, something that he really believes is essential to push us on, so this could cost arguably our most creative influence in midfield his place at the club?’

The Pompey editor also says he would be ‘completely devastated’ if Mendes was allowed to leave. Must admit, I’d love to see him at Villa, he has vision and skill and could be a major asset for us.

krfeskivilla added in their article comments: ‘As a Villa fan I like the sound of signing Mendes. He has different qualities to our other midfielders. See him perhaps taking over the role of Patrik Berger in the squad who will be in his last season with us. Experienced, classy passer of the ball who can open up defences. Would supplement Reo Coker, Barry, Gardner, Osbourne and Petrov nicely. MON may be tempted to part with Petrov. Isn’t Harry a big fan of his? Possible swap move? January will tell!’