Ben Haim to quit Pompey

By Simon Griver, December 8, 2011

Tal Ben Haim looks set to quit Portsmouth next month because the financially troubled South Coast club cannot afford his wages.

The Israeli defender has confirmed that the Championship side want him out, saying that, "I've been through worse and I'll get through this, too."

Despite Ben Haim's being ever-present this season, new manager Michael Appleton was reportedly ordered to drop him after West Brom defender Joe Mattock was brought in on loan.

In the summer, Ben Haim compromised on his £38,000-a-week wages, which were negotiated while Portsmouth were in the Premier League.

But the recent bankruptcy of the Fratton Park side's parent company means the club does not have the resources to pay Ben Haim.

Last updated: 1:38pm, December 8 2011