Sol chooses to leave Portsmouth

'When Sol, goes up, to lift the FA Cup, we'll be t

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Sol chooses to leave Portsmouth

'When Sol, goes up, to lift the FA Cup, we'll be there, we'll be there' chant the Portsmouth fans but he won't be there next season.

Sol Campbell will lead Portsmouth out for the last time at Wembley on Saturday 17 May. The Portsmouth captain has long been linked with a move away from Fratton Park and the club have confirmed that he will leave in the summer.

Campbell joined Portsmouth on a free transfer following the 2005/2006 season. His last game for his previous club Arsenal was the Champions League Final, which he scored in. He was released from his contract because he told his manager that he wanted to go and play in Europe, only for the former England international to turn up on the south-coast.

After two years in which he helped the club stabilise in the Premier League, Campbell has decided he wants to move on. The club have agreed to let him go and the general feeling is that he will finally move overseas to end his career. Spanish club Villarreal have long been linked with a move for the Portsmouth captain.

Campbell has had quite a career and to end it on the continent would be an interesting experience. It is not one last big pay day and Sol is paid a princely sum to turn out for Portsmouth. This move has all the hallmarks of a player wanting to try out new things in new places. Pompey are extremely grateful for his excellent work for the club and will wish him all the best for the future.

It'll be interesting to see where Harry turns for his next centre back...