Date: 4th February 2010 at 9:40pm
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I have just, not too long ago, taken a phone call with it said to me that TalkSport had been saying that Lens had announced that Aruna Dindane has signed a permanent deal with us for £4.5m!?

A couple of things came into my head, such as ‘the transfer window has closed’ and ‘even if we were allowed to make transfers they could ONLY be frees or loans.’

Looking on the official Lens site there is an article in which they refer to him as a ‘former player’ and say ‘is permanently transferred to Portsmouth…’

In relation to Dindane Lens president Gervais Martel is actually quoted, today, on the Lens site as saying: ‘English football is currently in big trouble. There have been many requests for a loan. But there was no reason to take it! Today’s loan at Portsmouth becomes permanent transfer. The situation is complicated but I think there will be some glimmers of hope in the coming hours.

‘Aruna has officially made its number of games, the transfer fee has begun to be paid in early February. But a club that recruits two players at the last minute is a club that will bounce! Obviously, they’ll find someone to take over the club.’

Was a deal that we had in place legally made permanent by the appearance related clause that we had in place afterall – something we could not get out of? So were the selling club, both before and on Monday’s transfer deadline day, actually us?

Most odd!

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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