Benjani open to Portsmouth return

Injury-hit Manchester City striker Benjani Mwaruwari has admitted that he would love to play for former club Portsmouth again.

The 30-year-old, who only left Fratton Park in February 2008 having netted 19 league goals in 70 outings, endured an injury-hit 2008/09 at Eastlands, with the forward featuring just 11 times in all competitions for City.

And with Mark Hughes having already added front-man Roque Santa Cruz to his squad from Blackburn, in addition to reports linking the Blues with moves for Carlos Tevez and Samuel Eto'o, the Zimbabwean's future appears bleak.

“I have good memories and I have a special relationship with the Portsmouth supporters, I left on a good note and I have nothing but good feelings about them that is for sure,” he told the Portsmouth News.

“I would love to play for them again, but at the moment I am contracted to Manchester City.

“Obviously there is always speculation in football, though. I am happy to stay unless the club declares they do not want me anymore.

“In football, you never know what is around the corner.”

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