Pompey make sensible decision to avoid another large Fratton Park bill.
Portsmouth left on-loan striker Aruna Dindane out of their side for the home win over Hull on Saturday as it would have cost the cash-strapped club £4m.
Pompey are in administration and cannot afford the fee, stipulated in the player’s contract by his parent club Lens, should he play another game.
“There was a clause in his contract that he could play a certain amount of games,” explained manager Avram Grant.
“If he played one more we would pay £4m and at the moment we cannot pay £4m.”
The Ivory Coast forward is now expected to leave the Premier League’s bottom-placed club and return to France.
Since joining Portsmouth in late August, Dindane, 29, has scored seven goals in 20 appearances. (BBC Sport)
Seems fairly sensible to me. Maybe Dindane can be sent on holiday? Or perhaps he could fulfill another role at Fratton Park which won’t set back Portsmouth a large sum of money? Maybe he can give the grass a trim or wash players cars?
Aruna Dindane has been one of the few successes of the campaign thus far and he may well have done enough to alert the attention of another Premier League club who will have seen what the Ivory Coast international has managed to achieve at the rock bottom south coast side.