Tottenham shunned as Bayern Munich star Hamit Altintop agrees new deal with German champions

02 June 2010 01:31
Hamit Altintop has shunned advances from Tottenham Hotspur to sign a new one-year contract with German giants Bayern Munich.

The Turkey international put a tricky start to the campaign behind him to emerge from the shadow of Franck Ribery and star in Bayern's run to the Champions League final.

He was out of contract this summer and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp had been preparing an enticing package for the creative midfielder.

European elite: Hamit Altintop (centre) proved himself a worthy replacement for Franck Ribery during Bayern's run to the Champions League final

'There is one serious alternative,' Altintop said last month. 'The sporting side of things is very important to me.'

However, the Bavarian club today confirmed that he had put pen topaper on a new deal, tying him down to the club for the next 12 months.

The decision comes despite Ribery's recent committal to the Bayern cause; the Frenchman signed a lucrative five-year deal.

The 27-year-old has made a total of 49 appearances since moving to Bayern from Schalke in 2007.

He has scored five goals for the club, including two in his firstthree appearances in the 2007/08 season during which he helped Bayernto a Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double, an achievement he celebratedagain this year.

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