Despite having nearly as much money to spend as Jose Mourinho should he ever get the urge, Harry Redknapp – media darling and one of football’s great wheeler-dealers – is mulling over a bit of a Sam Allardyce style bargain free transfer. You know the sort: washed up, big-name international who has lost his way.
Wheeler-dealer Harry Redknapp is at again: he’s only taken Denilson on trial
Well, they don’t come much more washed up, big-name or lost than Denilson. The Brazilian World Cup winner has been without a club since leaving Bordeaux in the summer. The 29-year-old became the most expensive player in the world when he moved from Sao Paulo to Real Betis in 1998 for Â£22 million. He was rumoured to be heading for Saudi Arabia before Pompey expressed an interest and will now have a trial at Fratton Park. Here is the man at his best.