Zaki To Arrive In January?
It's no secret that Al-Fahim would love to have the Egyptian at Fratton Park and the player himself has stated that he has spoken to Al-Fahim and that Pompey's 10% shareholder will make a bid for him in January.
Paul Hart is reportedly not keen on the El Zamalek striker because of his personality that saw the then Wigan manager Steve Bruce fume with him during the second half of the season.
That, combined with no a barren run of Premier League goals since December 28th last year meant that Bruce declined to sign him on a permanent deal and if he is a bad influence in the dressing room then there would be no chance that Hart would want him.
This may well have been an old conversation that Al-Fahim had with Zaki whilst he was still the full owner of the club and the old news that has simply surfaced now, but it wouldn't surprise me if our minority shareholder had talked to Zaki recently.
Unless Hart has actually been very keen on Zaki all this time, it's worrying to see Al-Fahim try and sign players for us when he clearly isn't in a position to do so.
Not only that, but his mouth could scupper any bids for players we do want if he makes our interests public. Remember how many times Charlton stole in and signed one of our targets when it looked like he was in the bag?
As for Zaki himself, I think he's a good player and will be a good signing for the right manager but that isn't someone like Paul Hart.
So, Sulaiman, if you're reading this and this report is true, please leave signing players to the manager and the C.E.O. After all, it's part of their job!