These sources suggest that this West Ham striker is very high up on the White Hart Lane wish-list, but why?
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Tottenham have reportedly had a £6 million bid for striker Craig Bellamy turned down by West Ham. The Hammers are rumored to be open to offers for all their players because of the financial problems facing their Icelandic owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson, but they had dismissed Spurs’ offer for Bellamy. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham have opened talks with West Ham United for striker Craig Bellamy.
The financial uncertainty at Upton Park has led to speculation that Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola may be forced into selling his best players.
Zola outlined his determination to keep his leading figures earlier this week and admitted he would be ‘very annoyed’ if he did lose any members of his squad.
Bellamy has also spoken of his happiness at West Ham recently after he was linked with a return to Celtic where he previously spent a spell on loan.
However, he admitted he was unsure if the Hammers would accept any bids, and Sky Sports News understands that Spurs are now trying to test their London rivals’ resolve.
Negotiations between the two clubs are understood to have started, with West Ham keen to recoup almost double the £7.5million they paid for Bellamy 18 months ago. (tribalfootball.com)
I have to say that this one surprises me a little. The 29 year old is a good player but even though he has had a few decent performances of late I am sure there are many other players Harry could opt for to strengthen his strike line before resorting to moving for the nippy Welshman. He isn’t prolific and he is well known for being a disruptive influence and add to that the fact that West Ham reportedly want around £14m for the former Liverpool man and it all adds up to a move that really doesn’t make much sense. It would be more sensible to put in a bid for Dean Ashton, who may well be out with a long term injury but still has a great deal more to offer than his Hammers teammate. Do Tottenham fans think that Bellamy would be a good addition or should Redknapp look elsewhere?
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