Date: 28th August 2009 at 5:23pm
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Pompey have officially confirmed on The Pompey Site that Aruna Dindane has joined the club from Lens – joining on a season long loan, with Pompey having the option to sign him next summer, to become another much-needed addition to our strike force.

Dindane is happy to have joined Pompey, with him saying that Chelski striker Didier Drogba advised him to do so: ‘I’m friends with Didier. I spoke to him on the phone and he said I was making a great choice coming to Pompey.

‘They’ve been interested in me since 2003 so I’m very happy to sign.’

Dindane also feels that the French speakers at the club, and there are plenty, will make his transition easier: ‘my integration will be fine because there are a lot of French-speaking players in the dressing room. That’s a big help for me.’

He also certainly has plenty of faith in his own ability and feels that we will be fine because ‘we have got good players’, some of which he has already played with: ‘I’ve got pace and skill and I’m a creator as much as a goalscorer. I love a one-on-one with a defender and going past them.’

The 28-year-old has wanted to play in the premier league for sometime and he will now be given this opportunity – lets hope that he is worth it, he certainly talks the talk, now lets see him walk the walk…

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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