Date:Thursday July 8 2010
The Mail today 'reports' that Tal Ben-Haim, who is now back in training with Pompey, is wanted by Panathinaikos.
I guess that we all know now that Ben-Haim has a 'clause' in his contract that lets him leave on a free, something that came into play once we were relegated - we also know that a move to West Ham broke down as 'terms could not be agreed', both for wages and agent fees.
So, it is a pretty simple situation really, if the Greek side can match the demands he has for wages and the agent has then they have a deal...
Somehow I have this feeling that we will be seeing the guy at Fratton next season, at least when it kicks-off, as a sense of déjà vu is something I feel we will see with this 'proposed' transfer too.
In all fairness to the defender, who I had previously given Ben-Haim a hard time for his reluctance to move, he DID NOT write the contract did he? Some other muppet - mentioning no names Mr Storrieteller - did.
As much as I might not like the fact that he has not yet moved on, calling it 'greed' on his part back along, that may have been a touch unfair - even if I think it is if you hold a club to ransom and would prefer to play in the no power league as opposed to the premier league or the highest league in your country because you are getting more, even though the club cannot afford it where you are...
Fingers crossed they can offer him a 'decent deal' and he can move on - lets face it this would be mutually beneficial to everyone!
Also in The Mail today is the 'claim' that these further talks that we have planned with David James, which were 'meant' to have taken place early this week, will take place to day?
He will talk to us about extending his contract, despite the 'interest' from Fulham, Spurs, West Ham and West Brom. I would still like him to stay, but still cannot see it happen to be honest, but until he goes you can never fully say never can you!
Although I will not be holding my breath too much. I do reckon that one of these players will still be at Fratton come August - I just do not think it will be the one that we would most prefer, as fans at least, to be here.
Sorry Tal, I aint talking about you as being the one that we would 'hope' would, and 'probably' will, still be here mate...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
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Date:Thursday July 8 2010
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