Tuesday 22 August 2017

Christmas comes late as Pompey finally pay players

PORTSMOUTH’S players have finally received December’s salary, the club have confirmed.

The Premier League club obtained funds yesterday and paid the money straight into the players’ bank accounts.

A spokesman for the club confirmed that the players have now been paid and the confirmation followed chief executive Peter Storrie’s pledge, earlier yesterday, that the issue was on the brink of being resolved.

A Portsmouth spokesperson said: “We are pleased to say the players have now been paid.”

Storrie had earlier said: “As far as I am aware everything is going through to their accounts today.

“Payment should be there, I am pleased to say. Obviously it is not the best scenario in the world to have this situation happening but obviously finance is a major problem in the world market at the moment.

“The owners are trying everything they can and they have obviously managed to find this in the last couple of days.”

Storrie also insisted players would not be sold on the cheap in order to help ease the crisis.

He added: “I’ve had one or two calls and I think one or two people think there is some sort of fire sale going on. That is not the case. If we have to sell players we’ll sell them for their market price and not what people think is a knock-down price.”

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