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Dindane signed permanently?

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!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 4 2010

Time: 9:39PM

Your Comments

Who knows but it wouldn't surprise me if it is true. Another body but not worth that fee. I did find it funny though how he has been able to play for us after the ACON when he was supposedly moving on?
moley2
so... dindanes worth 4.5 million, begovic is worth 3.25 million. One of them is a a truly gifted young player that was keeping a first choice england player out of the team on merit, the other is fairly old, injury prone, and wastefull. lol.
pompeycarpet
he could help in the championship next year :) . But hope its not true awful player
Football_Casual
yea casual but so could nugent.... actually thats a good point nugent was pretty awesome in the championship and him and dindane upfront could be pretty lethal if we get relegated... every cloud and all that lo. but still 4.5 no way!
pompeym@
Peter Storrie- super deal maker...
plymouth graham
Confusing indeed....so much for Birmingham and Blackburn trying to snatch him....
Tantona
Quite frankly who cares; unlike the manager Dindane couldn't score in a brothel
russellm
Oh....that hat-trick is in the mists of time now eh!! We were all hoping.
cornypomp
Seriously fellas I don't think we've paid 4.5 million for his services. I've read other reports that say Dindane is effectively looking to buy out his last year at at Lens.
stillthewhizz
Agree with "stillthewhizz". Dindane has no openly said that although he still has a year on his contract with Lens, he will buy it out at the end of the season, and find new 'employers'. So as far as Lens are concerned, he is not coming back. What changed for Lens, was us defaulting on payments, and (possibly) triggering the 'buy now' clause, but this schedule was renegotiated fairly quickly - but still we owed them & had not kept up the loan payment repayments. Now they have received some money, they're all smiles. But Dindane wouldn't be off at the end of the season if we had signed him 'properly' - though not impossible as part of the renegotiations, we just took over (effectively), his contract, which is until the end of the season regardless.
scott mc
Players signed on loan during a window can make that move permanent outside the window - didn't exactly that happen with Benjani and Defoe. PUP
NorfolknBlue
I think its true that as far as Lens are concerned we have effectvely signed him by triggering the clause for the number of games played. And perhaps this was all agreed before the transfer embargo so isn't prevented by it? Or perhaps not. But it would still need to be rubberstamped by the PL, and I don't believe it has been. Probably going to be lots more arguments about this. Is he worth it? Nah.
tracyc
 

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