With the central midfielder on international duty with England at the 2006 World Cup, Manchester United slapped in a £15m bid for the player, which was swiftly rejected by Spurs. “Michael Carrick is a player we are not looking to sell,” claimed a spokesman. Just over a month later, a deal rising to £18m was done, but not without leaving its mark. Sir Alex Ferguson would later comment on how hard it was to get a deal done, with Tottenham moving the goalposts just as it looked like the move was about to go through.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur are, once again, standing firm in the face of transfer interest in one of their stars.
It’s hardly a rare occurrence; even in their toughest times during the Premier League era at least a top club has coveted one of their players.
Currently Eric Dier is flavour of the month and Manchester United want to sign the versatile England international.
Some reports suggest Dier may want a move to the club he supported as a boy, but others say he’s happy with the club and Tottenham won’t entertain any bids.
But what has happened on previous occasions when Spurs have refused to sell a wanted player?
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