Wheeler-dealer Harry Redknapp is at again: he’s only taken Denilson on trial

Ollie Irish

14th, September 2006

Denilson_1Despite having nearly as much money to spend as Jose Mourinho should he ever get the urge, Harry Redknappmedia 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 £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.

[Rob Parker]

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