Halford far from Pompey exit
Portsmouth defender has not yet attracted interest
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: July 16, 2012 3:18pm
Greg Halford: Expects a number of Portsmouth players to leave the club before the end of August
Portsmouth defender Greg Halford has revealed that nobody has yet shown an interest in signing him, but he expects a few surprises at Fratton Park before the end of the summer.
The 27-year-old is one of several players expected to depart Pompey during the transfer window as the club looks to rebuild following last season's financial struggles and ultimately relegation from the Championship.
Whilst the likes of Hayden Mullins (Birmingham) and Jason Pearce (Leeds) have left for pastures new, former Wolves man Halford has told Sky Sports that he is a long way off joining a new club despite being linked with Championship duo Nottingham Forest and Leeds in recent weeks.
"I'm not as close to moving as most people think because no clubs have shown any genuine interest yet and I've not spoken to any clubs this summer," he said.
"That is the way it is at the minute and there's not much details I can give because there simply aren't any.
"Clubs are bound to want to assess their current squads, but at the same time this part of the season is never a busy period."
Halford has been surprised by how quiet it has been at Fratton Park so far this summer, but expects that to change in the next few weeks.
He said: "Things usually start to heat up with two or three weeks left of the transfer window, but to be honest I thought that there would be a lot more teams interested in Portsmouth's players this summer than there has been.
"It shouldn't be too long till it heats up though and that is when it will be exciting to see who goes where."
"There are a fair few players still at the club from last year that are fairly close to sealing moves elsewhere, so there are still a few surprises to come at Portsmouth this summer."