Hermannator to decide on future

Hermann Hreidarsson is mulling over a new Pompey deal
Hermann Hreidarsson is mulling over a new Pompey deal
Brett Pitman scores for Pompey in their match against and Southend at Fratton Park. Picture: Joe Pepler/Digital South.

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Hermann Hreidarsson is mulling over Pompey’s contract offer.

The defender is considering the deal presented to him by the Blues after they labelled his original demands ‘unrealistic’.

Hreidarsson’s agent revealed a number of Championship sides are keen on signing the 36-year-old, whose contract is at a close.

But the huge fans’ favourite is keen to stay put at Fratton Park for at least another year.

Hreidarsson’s agent, Olafur Gardarsson, said: ‘We received an offer last Friday and we are looking at it.

‘We have spoken (with Pompey).

‘Hopefully there will now be some more talking.

‘We sent our demands and he (David Lampitt) sent his offer back. I got the offer last Friday.

‘I spoke to Hermann and we are waiting to go back to the club.

‘We are still thinking it over. He wants a one-year extension where he is.

‘There are clubs in the same division who want him but Hermann doesn’t want to go anywhere else. His first choice is to stay with Portsmouth.’

Gardarsson insisted Hreidarsson could continue to play on for a number of years, despite moving towards his 37th birthday.

He had no doubt the defender was over the ruptured Achilles tendon which kept him out for six months.

Gardarsson said: ‘Hermann is like a 20-year-old. He doesn’t miss many games.

‘This is the first serious injury he has suffered and he doesn’t feel any pain.

‘He has been asking people aged 35 or 36 why they quit playing football.

‘They would tell him it would take their knees four days to recover. He doesn’t feel like that.

‘The day after the game it’s business as usual.

‘He could play for many more years.’