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Belhadj makes Pompey loan switch

Nadir Belhadj
Belhadj has scored three international goals for Algeria

Portsmouth have signed Algeria left-back Nadir Belhadj on a season-long loan from French side Lens, with an option to buy.

The 26-year-old has played 25 times for Algeria and can also play as a winger.

He said: "The club have chased me for a while and when I heard they wanted me, there was only one place I wanted to come. I wanted to come to Portsmouth."

Belhadj started his career at Lens and has also had spells at French sides Gueugnon, Sedan and Lyon.


Belhadj is also a fan of the 3-5-2 system used by Pompey manager Harry Redknapp in Saturday's 3-0 win at Everton.

He added: "I like the system, it suits me because I have a lot of pace and I like to run a lot."

see also
Everton 0-3 Portsmouth
30 Aug 08 |  Premier League
Pompey keen to make Motta signing
29 Aug 08 |  Portsmouth
Primus moves to Charlton on loan
28 Aug 08 |  Charlton
Ankle surgery rules out Kranjcar
27 Aug 08 |  Portsmouth

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