Wilson Palacios, great at marshaling the midfield not so good at interviews!
Wilson Palacios has stunned Tottenham by admitting that he hopes to join Real Madrid in the future.
The combative midfielder has been a revelation in the England since arriving in the Premier League back in 2007.
Spells at Birmingham and Wigan allowed him to forge a reputation as one of the finest exponents of the holding role in European football.
Such progress earned him a £12million switch to Spurs in January 2009, and he has continued to shine at White Hart Lane.
The 25-year-old, who is heading to this summer’s World Cup with Honduras, is not planning to stick around in North London, though, as he has set his sights on the very top of the game.
He admits he would relish the opportunity to test himself in Spain at some point in his career, preferably with capital giants Real.
“I am really happy at Tottenham but I will continue working for a future move to a bigger club,” Palacios said in The Sun.
“I would love to play for Real Madrid. (Sky Sports)
Whilst its true that too much will be made of Wilson’s comments, they are nonetheless a little worrying and I would be interested to hear how Harry Redknapp deals with the Honduran. There is no doubting that Palacios has been a White Hart Lane stalwart since he arrived from Wigan. He has marshaled the midfield brilliantly and has become one of the most important players in out line up but stating quite publicly that he is in many ways using Tottenham as a stepping stone is a little presumptuous and could be seen as more than a little demeaning to the club.
Clearly any move would be further down the line but either way its not the wisest thing to reveal in an interview, not least when that interview is with a salacious tabloid like The Sun. The 25 year old is now one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League and I have no doubt that many clubs would love to snap him up from us and making such a statement will only serve to build up speculation and that will not help the player or the club in the long run.
What do my fellow Spurs fans think about Wilson’s comments?