Pompey pair ponder exit

18 November 2006 11:46
Portsmouth duo Lomana LuaLua and Rudolphe Douala are both considering their futures at Fratton Park. Flying winger Douala has made just two appearances as a substitute since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon and is clearly unhappy with his lack of playing time for Pompey. He told Portuguese newspaper A Bola: "If this doesn't change, in January I have to rethink my life. I have much more possibilities in France." Twenty-eight-year-old Douala is reportedly a target for Auxerre. For his part LuaLua has been upset at criticism of his recent performances, following a difficult time off the field for the striker. He told The Sun: "I read newspapers and internet message boards and a lot of what has been said about me has deeply affected me. "I do not deserve that. I love playing for Pompey, but when my own fans have a go at me, maybe it is time to move on and go to somewhere where I will be appreciated." Meanwhile, seven-goal star Nwankwo Kanu has admitted that he would like to return to Ajax to finish his career. The 30-year-old striker has made a superb start to life at Fratton Park, but is keen to end his playing days back at the club where he started his European career.

Source: ESA