Pompey duo sign new deals
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Portsmouth duo Tresor Lomana Lua Lua and Richard Hughes have signed new deals.
Portsmouth duo Tresor Lomana Lua Lua and Richard Hughes have signed new deals at Fratton Park.
The pair have signed three-year extensions to keep them at Portsmouth for the considerable future.
Lua Lua's future has been the subject of intense speculation for some time after he revealed earlier this month he had rejected the club's initial offer of a new deal.
Pompey boss Harry Redknapp revealed his determination to keep Lua Lua and the club have agreed a contract extension with the former Newcastle man.
Lua Lua was delighted to sort out his future with Portsmouth.
"There has been a lot of speculation about my future but I've always wanted to remain with Pompey," Lua Lua told the club's official website.
"Portsmouth is a unique up and coming club with very passionate fans and I feel very much at home here, so I'm naturally delighted to have secured my future at Fratton Park."
Hughes was also happy to sign a new deal to keep him at Pompey until 2009.
"I'm delighted. I've been really happy at the club since I joined four years ago," said Hughes.
"I never wanted to go elsewhere, so I'm over the moon to be staying at a club who are establishing themselves and progressing in the Premiership.
"It's fantastic to be with a club who want to move in this direction."