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David Buchler on Sol move

Posted on 3 July 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

David Buchler, while admitting his surprise at Sol Campbell&rsquo&#59;s move to Arsenal, has insisted the club wish him all the best for the future at Highbury.<P class=MsoNormal>And our executive vice-chairman had this message for our former captain: &ldquo&#59;We look forward to playing you in the Champions&rsquo&#59; League.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>David was heavily involved in discussions with the England star before his decision to walk away from the Lane on a Bosman-style free transfer.<P class=MsoNormal>Sol became a free agent on July 1 and was unveiled by Arsenal at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.<P class=MsoNormal>David commented: &ldquo&#59;I always said when Sol left the club and sought Champions&rsquo&#59; League football that we wished him well and hoped that his negotiations were successful.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We were sorry to lose him. We respect any player&rsquo&#59;s decision that they make for their own future. We have to respect that.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;The decision for him to go to Arsenal is a surprise. It&rsquo&#59;s strange, perhaps, and will be strange for a lot of Spurs supporters to see our former captain in a red strip.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;But we have to wish him well and I hope, next season, we will give him a rousing welcome in typical form when he comes back to the club - I just hope he remembers to go into the right dressing room.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I think from the club&rsquo&#59;s perspective we really do look forward to playing him and Arsenal in the Champions&rsquo&#59; League in the years to come &mdash&#59; because that&rsquo&#59;s where we&rsquo&#59;re going.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>