Upson agent blasts Blues

28 January 2007 02:35
Birmingham City defender Matthew Upson's agent has accused the club of back tracking on an agreement and blocking his proposed move to West Ham. The Hammers have had a £6million offer turned down for the former England international which Upson's agent Barry Neville claims goes against a verbal agreement between the player and the club. "Matt is disappointed after having been told he could leave Birmingham for a certain amount - and what has been offered has gone way past that," Neville told the Birmingham Sunday Mercury. "There's not really much more I can say other than I'm disappointed and I'm disappointed for Matt. "As to whether he would be interested in a move to West Ham, that can't be answered until a bid has been accepted." Upson has 18 months remaining on his existing contract and has so far rejected the opportunity to sign a new deal to remain with the Championship promotion hopefuls.

Source: ESA