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Bruce accepts Palacios exit
21 Jan 2009 - 11:47:38
Wigan Athletic manager Steve Bruce has wished midfielder Wilson Palacios all the best as the Honduras international prepares to join Tottenham Hotspur.
The 24-year-old has agreed terms on a £14million switch to White Hart Lane, with Bruce grateful for the year's service that Palacios gave to the Latics.
He told the club's official website: "The club record transfer fee will be smashed if the deal goes through, but that was never mine nor the club's motivation here.
"The club is not in the business of trying to make a profit on players. I want to build a winning team here and keep my best players together.
"We did everything we could as a club to keep Wilson. We sat down with him last week and offered him a very good new deal and tried to convince him his interests were best served by staying here at Wigan Athletic.
"However, I'm a big believer in not standing in the way of players' careers, as long as the terms are right for our club and I wish him all the best.
"He has served the club well in short time with us and has been a credit to both himself and the club.
"It is no wonder we have some big clubs enquiring about our players because they have done very well this season."