Redknapp: No surprise should Kanu leave Portsmouth

Harry Redknapp has admitted it "wouldn't be the biggest surprise in the world" if Kanu carried out his threat to leave Portsmouth this summer.

The Nigerian striker - out of contract this summer - has reached deadlock with Pompey over negotiations for a new deal.

The 30-year-old is demanding a straight two-year contract as reward for scoring 10 Premiership goals last season.

Redknapp told The News: "I think Kanu might move somewhere else.

"It wouldn't be the biggest surprise in the world to me if he did. He's a strong character.

"He's been offered a year and will get another year if he plays 20 games in all competitions. That's the way it works. It's fair.

"The 20-game figure is a safeguard in case the fitness of a player suddenly goes.

"If a player has been injured, for instance, and hasn't played 20 games, but he's done well and is in good shape, then I could look to keep him.

"It's not as if I'm going to bomb someone out if they've done well but haven't played exactly 20 games."

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