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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 13:17 GMT 14:17 UK
Nugent seals 6m Portsmouth move
David Nugent
Nugent shows off his new colours
Portsmouth have completed the signing of England striker David Nugent from Championship side Preston North End.

The two clubs reportedly agreed a 6m fee for the 22-year-old and he passed a medical and signed a four-year contract at Pompey on Wednesday.

Nugent was unveiled alongside Nigerian striker John Utaka and Pompey boss Harry Redknapp said: "Hopefully, they'll give us a lot up front."

"I'm delighted to get David and will be delighted if he gets double figures."

Nugent opted to join Pompey after Sunderland also had a bid accepted by Preston.

The striker's hopes of joining boyhood idols Everton faded after Toffees boss David Moyes refused to pay more than 4m.

Nugent said: "I wasn't going to wait around for ever. There were two clubs interesed and I went away to have a think, it's a big decision for me.


"I can no longer play for England Under-21s and I have to break into the senior squad. I'm now playing in the Premier League which will further my career.

"I met Harry and straight away knew where I was going.

"He sold the club to me on the players he is bringing in, the squad is full of great names."

Redknapp added: "The days of strikers scoring 40-odd goals in a season like Clive Allen are long gone so we are putting no pressure on David, but every time I have seen him play he has done well.

"I think it gives a sign of how far we've come. We've signed Sylvain Distin, Hermann Hreidarsson, Muntari and now Nugent this summer. We are full of quality."

Portsmouth capture striker Utaka
11 Jul 07 |  Portsmouth
Redknapp issues Kanu ultimatum
10 Jul 07 |  Portsmouth
Sunderland withdraw Nugent offer
02 Jul 07 |  Preston
Distin signs Portsmouth contract
23 May 07 |  Portsmouth
Pompey sign defender Hreidarsson
25 May 07 |  Portsmouth
Pompey capture Cranie from Saints
26 Jun 07 |  Portsmouth
Portsmouth seal Muntari signing
30 May 07 |  Portsmouth
Mvuemba completes Portsmouth move
05 Jul 07 |  Portsmouth


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