Koeman warns Farfan
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ronald Koeman feels Jefferson Farfan would be making a mistake in joining Portsmouth.
PSV Eindhoven coach Ronald Koeman feels Jefferson Farfan would be making a mistake in joining Portsmouth.
The Peruvian striker is a target for Pompey, with reports suggesting the Premiership club are to smash their transfer record with a £10 million bid.
Farfan is tipped to hold talks regarding a switch to Fratton Park, but Koeman has urged the 21-year-old to think carefully.
Koeman would understand if a leading Premiership club had bid for the hit-man, but has warned Farfan not to simply take the money.
"I have spoken with him and I have said to him that I do not want to lose him," Koeman is quoted in El Bocon.
"If the offer came from Manchester United I would recommend to him that he accepts the proposal without doubt.
"But Portsmouth? I hope that he is astute and chooses the sporting subject over the economic thing."
PSV's sporting director Stan Valckx acknowledged the receipt of Portsmouth's offer, but refused to confirm if it matched his valuation of Farfan.
Valckx said: "If they want to take Farfan they will have to pay what the club requests.
"Also, we must talk with the player to see what he wishes for his career."