Redknapp: Gudjohnsen switch close

BY foxsports • January 27, 2010

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has claimed the club are on the verge of completing the loan signing of striker Eidur Gudjohnsen from Monaco.

The former Chelsea player had already undergone a medical at West Ham and appeared on course to join Gianfranco Zola's squad.

But, according to Redknapp, the 31-year-old is set to move to White Hart Lane on loan for the rest of the season, subject to a medical.

Redknapp was quoted by The Sun as saying: "We've been talking about him for nearly two weeks and when we heard West Ham were interested we made our move.

"We are not paying a penny more than West Ham were offering him.

"Two identical deals were on the table. In the end it was a straight choice for Eidur."

New West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has reacted angrily to Spurs making a move to sign Gudjohnsen.

Sullivan said: "We thought we had a deal and the player had even had a medical. 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."

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