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Sean Davis leaves Spurs

last updated Thursday 12th January 2006, 11:51 AM
Fulham target Sean Davis
Sean Davis

Portsmouth have completed the signings of Sean Davis, Pedro Mendes and Noe Pamarot from Tottenham.

The trio struggled to establish themselves under Martin Jol at White Hart Lane and have been recruited by manager Harry Redknapp to help in Southampton's attempts to survive in the Premiership.

Mendes and Davis found their opportunities limited after Spurs brought Edgar Davids and Jermaine Jenas to the club in the summer, while full-back Pamarot has only featured twice this season.

The fee for the players is undisclosed but is understood to be around £7 million.

All three will be available for Saturday's game at home to Everton, along with new strikers Benjani Mwaruwari and Emmanuel Olisadebe.

Redknapp has wasted little time since the club's new co-owner Alexandre Gaydamak provided new funds.

"I'm delighted to get three quality players I really needed and wanted," Redknapp said.

"The side desperately needed improving and I always knew I had to put a team together that will get us out of trouble and back on track."

Davis, capped 11 times for England at under-21 level, said: "I've had my injury problems at Spurs over he last few months and it's been a bit of a nightmare training with the reserves and not getting a look-in with the first team.

"It's just great that the manager here came in for me. I could have moved in pre-season but decided to stay on and fight for my place. It didn't seem to make much impact with the manager at Tottenham."

The former Fulham midfielder cost Tottenham £3 million in July 2004, while Mendes, who won the Champions League with Porto the season before last, joined Spurs for £2 million last summer.

It will be a second spell at Portsmouth for Pamarot. The first was in September 1999 when the French full-back was on loan for a brief spell.

He was signed for £1 million by Tottenham two seasons ago.

Redknapp, meanwhile, insists there may still be more players to come in before the end of the transfer window.

Gaydamak has promised around £10 million to spend on new players and the manager said: "I'm still looking.

"I'm sure other clubs were interested in the players we've signed today. I've never signed three from one club before all at once but these are top Premiership players and will be a massive asset to us."

Source Daily Telegraph
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