Woodgate leaves White Hart Lane

07 July 2011 05:46
Tottenham have confirmed injury-plagued defender Jonathan Woodgate has now left the club after three disrupted seasons.[LNB] Woodgate joined Spurs in January 2008 from Middlesbrough but has been limited to just 65 appearances due to several serious injuries.[LNB]The former Real Madrid man has been dogged by back and leg injuries since his days at Newcastle and his latest setback - a groin problem - meant he was only able to play one game in the last 15 months.[LNB]Because of his injury problems, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp was only willing to offer the 31-year-old a pay-as-you-play deal, despite rating him as one of the best English defenders of his generation.[LNB]Those talks have collapsed and Woodgate has been released from his contract and is now a free agent. The centre-back, who has eight England caps, has been linked with a move to QPR and former club Leeds.[LNB]Redknapp said in May that Woodgate was still capable of performing at the top level, he said: "If we don't keep him then he is worth a gamble for someone on a pay-as-you-play deal because if you can get him fit you will have one of the best centre-halves anywhere."

Source: Team_Talk