Date: 18th November 2009 at 4:35pm
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Hatem Ben Arfa has been ‘linked’ with Pompey recently – and according to sky sport this move away from Marseille is moving ever closer after ‘showdown talks’ with the French club.

Ben Arfa close to I’OM exit – here.

Ok, casting aside the ‘minor details’ that the Marseille paid a whopping £11.5m for him around 15-months ago and we cannot sign players anyway WHY would we want to sign a player like him anyway?

Granted, he is a French international but he clearly comes with a lot of baggage…

Talk of ‘missed training sessions’, ‘training ground scuffles’, along with the thoughts that he left Lyon after he ‘fell out’ with Karim Benzema so he felt he could ‘no longer play alongside’ him as well as ‘refusing to come on as a substitute’ under former manager Eric Gerets last season sounds exactly like the kind of things we could do without!

Again, putting aside the fact that we clearly could not afford to buy the guy, would we even want to loan him – if we could?

From the sounds of it, I would steer well clear of the 22-year-old as ‘harmony’ does not ‘appear’ to be one of his better qualities…

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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