D'Alessandro return unlikely
Redknapp doesn't know how to play Argentine
By Graeme Bailey. Last Updated: November 16, 2007 2:58pm
D'Alessandro: No Pompey reunion
Harry Redknapp admits he is unlikely to make a move for former Portsmouth favourite Andres D'Alessandro.
The 26-year-old fell out with current club Real Zaragoza earlier this year and although he is now back in the first-team picture, a move back to England is very much a possibility in January.
However, a return to the South Coast looks unlikely - as Redknapp does not know how he could fit him into his side, despite the fact he got the best out of him in 2006 when he spent the last half of the season on loan at Fratton Park and played a huge part in keeping them in the Premier League.
Where to play?
"I love the little fella but where do you play him?" admitted Redknapp in The News.
"It's like Geovanni at Manchester City, who I had here in the summer.
"I was speaking to Sven Goran Eriksson about him last week. He's a good player but his position is behind the front two.
"It's not easy to accommodate a player like that in an English system.
"It's a lovely position to play. You are there with no defensive duties whatsoever.
"It's where everyone wants to play, but it is not always the way to go in the English game."
Even if Redknapp does not make a move, it is known a number of other Premier League clubs are still closely monitoring the Argentine international.