The Strange Case of David Nugent
After playing poorly in his first two games for Portsmouth and being on the bench for two more, it now appears that Lord Harry of Redknapp is prepared to sell David Nugent.
Having paid £4.5million only weeks ago, it seems ludicrous that any manager, even one as capricious (look it up) as Redknapp, would sell a player so quickly.
This, of course, has brought out the conspiracy theorists. Like this one from 'Mooney_Is_God' on BBC's 606 Forums :
"They paid 4.5 mill ish up front and will now sell to Billy D for 6 mill, leaving PNE 1.5 mill out of pocket. Billy fell out massively with PNE and ..... read between the lines. Poor dave nuge. All he wants to do is play. Should have stayed at PNE really."
However, what is even stranger is that it does appear that Derby are in the running to buy Nugent. How are they going to finance this ?
By selling Robert Earnshaw, the club's record signing that they themselves only bought 3 or 4 weeks ago.
The world of Premiership football gets weirder by the day.