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Southampton’s chairman Rupert Lowe yesterday accused Dean Richards of giving “a slap in the face” to the club’s fans, after the centre-back finally completed the £8.1m transfer to Tottenham can you machine wash canada goose jacket that reunites him with Glenn Hoddle.
Lowe sounded betrayed by Richards’ move, completed too late for him to make his debut at Liverpool today. The 27-year-old will wear No36 at Spurs – the lowest number available with the six burlington coat factory canada goose coat he wanted – but Lowe may feel 666 would be more apt.
“I’ve done my best to keep the player at St Mary’s over the last few weeks here,” he said. “But it has become increasingly clear that, despite best canada goose jacket for men the support of the dressing room and our magnificent new stadium, Dean’s heart and mind are elsewhere.
“This is a great disappointment to me and I suspect it will be a slap in the face to our fans who have voted Dean player of the year and raised him to icon status.”
Richards signed a four-year contract with an option for a further two after the clubs agreed a method of payment, with Spurs stumping up half now and half after 12 months.
The Premier League chairman Dave Richards acted as mediator in the talks, which were complicated by Lowe’s refusal to talk to his Tottenham counterpart Daniel Levy and the need for the clubs to withdraw complaints they had lodged with the league about each other’s behaviour.
Lowe described negotiations as “vexatious and tortuous” and Richards said he had found the past six weeks “a bit of a nightmare”. He faces a tough first assignment a week today at Old Trafford.
“I had two great years at Southampton but when Spurs were interested it was definitely a move that I wanted,” he said. “I had the best season of my career last season and a lot of that was down to what Glenn taught me on the training pitch.”
Hoddle, who failed with a £4m offer in August, said: “I think he can get better – that’s why we were prepared to pay the fee – and eventually he can push himself into the England squad. I certainly hope so because he’s got a lot of talent.”
The Southampton manager Stuart Gray will use the money for an improved £3.5m offer for Heerenveen’s Swedish striker Marcus Allback. Gray failed with a £2.5m bid for the 28-year-old can you wash a canada goose parka last week when the Dutch club demanded £5m.
Southampton have been keen to sign a striker for the past seven weeks and turned to Allback after failing to sign the German captain Oliver buy canada goose parka cheap Bierhoff; the former Milan striker joined Monaco instead.
Gray also wants to replace Richards in defence before Monday’s home game against Aston Villa, with Arsenal’s Matthew Upson one of four players he is targeting.
Sol Campbell has not given up hope of recovering from his hamstring injury for England’s game at home to Greece two weeks today, although Arsenal’s manager Arsène Wenger believes the defender is “90%” certain to miss the World Cup qualifier at Old Trafford.
Wenger insisted Campbell would have to play the Premiership game at Derby next Saturday to stand a chance of featuring in Sven-Goran Eriksson’s line-up. The centre-back sustained the injury in training on Tuesday and has already resumed training in the gym.
“If he’s not fit for Derby it would not be good at all canada goose coat 1000 bulbs for him to play [against Greece],” Wenger said. “That would mean he will not have buy canada goose jacket toronto tested the hamstring at all before going into a vital game, and a setback in such a big game would be very difficult for England.
“The scan shows it’s a very minor can i wash my canada goose jacket hamstring injury. The fibres are not torn and he’s already best place to buy a canada goose jacket in toronto training again on the bike. I still would say he will be very short for Greece; 90% I would keep him out. But you never know. He’s improving very quickly at the moment.”
Campbell said: “There has been an improvement and it does feel better. I haven’t given up hope that I will be fit for the England game.”