Pompey boss hits out at Lens

PORTSMOUTH boss Avram Grant has fired a broadside at Lens for denying the south coast club the chance to play striker Aruna Dindane again this season.

PORTSMOUTH boss Avram Grant has fired a broadside at Lens for denying the south coast club the chance to play striker Aruna Dindane again this season.

Dindane has been a regular in Grant’s side since arriving on loan from the French club and earned the penalty which Kevin-Prince Boateng scored to book Portsmouth’s place in next month’s FA Cup final.

But if Dindane plays one more game for the club it would trigger a clause in his loan contract which will require Pompey to pay �4million to his parent club.

“I don’t know what is happening with Dindane at the moment because I’m not dealing with Lens directly,” said the Israeli. “I have said it before and I will say it again though, they need to resolve it.


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“If they want to sell Dindane then they will make it easier by allowing him to reproduce the kind of performance that he showed in the semi-final against Spurs. I don’t understand it but this is their problem.

“A contract is a contract but I don’t understand why they are doing this.”

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