Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bellamy set to arrive after all?

The Welsh international striker walked out on his club on Friday when they refused him permission to talk to Tottenham, who were also prepared to pay the asking price. He said he would never play for West Ham again. Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, said that he undestood Bellamy wanted to play for him and that Daniel Levy, the chairman at White Hart Lane, was negotiating his transfer. Last night, however, West Ham insisted that they would not do business with their principal London rivals and agreed terms with City.
>>times online.

It seems that although Bellamy stormed out of the club on Friday after being told he wouldn't get his move to Tottenham, there is little chance West Ham will relent and grant him a transfer to White Hart Lane.

Not surprising given they have lost a number of players to Tottenham previously, and this of course could play into our hands as it leaves West Ham with a player who no longer has a working relationship with them with ourselves as the only option available as a way out.

Talk in todays press suggests a bid of £14 million will secure the move. Far too much for my liking, but again, relative in terms of the resources we have available.

As mentioned time and again here, he could offer certain qualities, but - added to the impending return of Bojinov - I fail to see exactly where Bellamy fits in to our line up and formation and far better to concentrate on out and out goalscorer.

vote it up!


Anonymous said...

if we pay 14 mill for bellamy i will book hughes in for a head check because that is ludicrous not worth half that go get sum1 way better for14 mill

Anonymous said...

It's a measure of Hughes stupidity that he wants a disruptive injury prone aging mediocre's so insane as to make you wonder if bellemy is blackmailing Hughes with something!!! I hate the little git

Anonymous said...

Spurs fan here. I really do hope you guys outbid us for Craig. You can have Craig and let us have Bellamy.

Anonymous said...

tha should have said let spurs have Wilson and City can have Craig