An exit, greed and a crock. What a miserable day!
Greed is rife in football these days, we all know this, and we all know all too well that this greed has played a major role in our downfall as a club.
The attempts to 'try' and get ourselves back on our feet are seemingly continually hampered by this and that and the attempts to sell are being hampered by further greed of others!
Moves to offload Kevin-Prince Boateng, and other players, simply to bring in some capital to keep the club ticking over - remember bills and wages still need to be paid - are being held up by the greed of his agent.
This said agent or representative, call him what you will (I personally would have another name for him that I could not possible say), Christian Rapp, who by all accounts has only been 'acting for him' for a couple of months is demanding a commission fee of more than £1m to negotiate a deal from him transfer, greedy you know what!
Had he been working for him for long-term, whilst it would have been bad enough at least it would have been a little more 'acceptable', if that is the right word...
David Lampitt, speaking to The News, is not best pleased - understandably so - at this: 'the financial demands of the agent for his commission are making things very, very difficult.
'Boateng is in Italy. Lazio, Genoa and another Italian club are interested, while there are a couple more who have shown an interest as well.'
There is going to have to come a time, as much as we need to sell Boateng, when we have to say that if a deal cannot be done he has to come back to training as he is still being paid by the club to do what exactly - clearly we cannot afford to sell him, but judging on these sorts of fees we cannot afford to sell him either!
Add this to the news that David James is definitely off and that Tal Ben-Haim looks destined to return with his West Ham move falling through it has been a miserable day.
What a joke the Ben-Haim situation is though eh?
It appears that we have a crock on the books that we cannot shift as he cannot pass a medical, yet we cannot offload him as only he can trigger the 'relegation release clause!'
So, we face the prospect of having him contracted on wages of up to £50,000 per week for the next couple of years getting God only knows what sort of 'service' from him.
Oh, I wonder who the 'Storrieteller' was that did this amazing deal for us...
On the 'brighter side' of things Jamie Ashdown is closer to a return as a contract is/has been drawn up for him, 'word on the street' has it that his agent has confirmed this.
PLAY UP POMPEY!