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06 Jul 2010 14:30:43

Aldred: Move not for money

Former Carlisle defender Tom Aldred has hit back at claims he quit Brunton Park to join Watford purely for financial reasons.Aldred's agent stated publicly after the teenager had signed a two-year deal with Watford earlier this week that Carlisle had not offered him enough money, but the 19-year-old insists that was not the main reason.Aldred told the Times & Star: "My agent said in the press that it was to do with money, about a lack of incentives, but for me it wasn't about that."Anyone who knows me knows I have not gone anywhere for money. I'm not flash. I would happily play football for next to nothing."I'll be honest and say the first offer from Carlisle was a bit disappointing. I thought I deserved a bit more. To be fair to the manager (Greg Abbott), the next day we discussed a different contract and at that stage I had every intention of signing for Carlisle."But when I got back from holiday I got a call from my agent saying that Watford were interested in me and after speaking to them I realised it was just an opportunity I couldn't turn down."


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