Hammers face Eidur competition

27 January 2010 04:25
Co-owner David Sullivan has revealed his disappointment after Tottenham launched a late bid to sign West Ham United transfer target Eidur Gudjohnsen. The Hammers had agreed a fee with Monaco for the former Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea and Barcelona forward and Gudjohnsen had undergone a medical at the east London club. However, he could now sign for Spurs after late interest from Harry Redknapp's side. The two clubs were involved a similar transfer spat 12 months ago when Spurs attempted to sign striker Craig Bellamy from the Hammers before they eventually sold him to Manchester City. "We thought we had a deal and the player had even had a medical," explained Sullivan. "We then heard that Tottenham were trying to speak to the player. "I can't say I am happy about it but I believe in Karma and what goes around, comes around." West Ham have also been linked with a move for unsettled Blackburn Rovers striker Benni McCarthy.

Source: ESA