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Yep, he sounds exactly like what we need!

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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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 18 2009

Time: 4:34PM

Your Comments

I think this is definitely a non-starter. Shame though.
eastneydave
He certainly sounds a handful and the last thing we want now is someone coming in with attitude and rocking the boat.
PFCblue
we need coverage over the ACoN; i can see a loan happening
russellm
He will end up going to sevilla in spain,he has stated that,so has his agent,so have Sevilla,its a shame as he is a good player.
JASON R
He's a talent, no doubt about that. If we listened to all of the reports we would have never have signed KPB, so give him a chance. Think he'll go elsewhere though.
stillthewhizz
Sounds like a good candidate for ManC to me. But Whizz is right. KPB has come good for us. Circumstances, I suppose.
gandor1
Maybe its just Marsellie that he doesnt like.
PompeyFcMad
Bring him in I say... KBP & Brownie were meant to be no no's but look at the part they are playing for us. If Brownies the captain, get him to take Up and Atem Ben aside and give him a little talking to. Sorted.
cornypomp
Yeah I'd be all for it .. and don't forget he's keen to impress ahead of the World Cup.. I'm with Russellm .. I can see a loan arrangement just to get him playing internationally to increase his value and for I'om to move him on
Chix
if he wants to go to the world cup then he needs games so come to pompey not spuds. he is french right??
pompeyhussler
you cannot doubt his quality, i worry about 'rocking the boat' tho, do we really need that?
pompeyrug
 

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