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D’Alessandro from VfL Wolfsburg on loan until the end of the season on Tuesday with a view to a permanent move.
The 24-year-old is the latest in a string of signings made by the Premier League club this month and manager Harry Redknapp told Portsmouth’s website: “The boy is a really influential playmaker and you can’t have too many of those.
“This is a massive signing at the club for sure. I am delighted with the way things are working out because we have got together some players who can have a huge influence on matches and this lad is one of them.”
D’Alessandro moved to the Bundesliga from River Plate for $11 million in July 2003. He won an Olympic gold medal with Argentina in Athens in 2004
Not that this will help us with the match against Liverpool, but hopefully will strengthen the squad somewhat more.
At least in the second half we troubled Liverpool. After the first half performace I was begining to think that my score of 1 – 4 to Liverpool was going to be rather conservative. But as the old cliche goes, at least we can concentrate on Premiertship survival. Staying in the premiership has nothing to do with playing in the lower leagues, its the stigma of having to play the Scummers again. (That and the fact that if Reading carry on the way they are going, we shall have a premiership team within 20mins of where we live right now and I might even consider getting a season ticket).