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Duxbury: No more sales to Spurs

PUBLISHED: 12:10 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:59 05 October 2010

West Ham chief executive Scott Duxbury has vowed that the club will never again sell one of their leading players to rivals Spurs

West Ham chief executive Scott Duxbury has vowed that the club will never again sell one of their leading players to rivals Spurs after refusing to allow Craig Bellamy to move to White Hart Lane this week.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp made three separate offers to sign the striker this month, but Duxbury knocked back a final £13m offer from the club on Sunday night after deciding the Hammers would not to business with their rivals.

And the Upton Park chief executive has increased the acrimony between the clubs by announcing his intention to snub any future deals with Spurs.

He said: "I'll go on record and say I want to avoid selling any of our best players to Tottenham ever again. I don't want to. Why should I? They are our local rivals. It would be a slap in the face for our fans.

"I want to finish above Tottenham. We did it last year and want to do it this year and every single year."

West Ham have seen a number of leading players leave Upton Park for Tottenham in recent years, including Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick and Freddie Kanoute.

Paul Allen, who became the youngest player to lift the FA Cup with the Hammers, also joined Spurs from West Ham in 1985, while World Cup winner Martin Peters moved across London for a record £200,000 in 1970.


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