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Jose on way?

Posted on 10 July 2000  - 12:00

English Barclays Premiership

Jose Dominguez looks to have played his last game for Spurs after branding chairman Sir Alan Sugar "greedy" in a weekend newspaper report.

The Portuguese winger claims that a club on the continent is keen on his services, but can only afford to pay his wages and wish to sign him on a free transfer.

Spurs are said to want a L500,000 fee for the 26-year-old, a demand that Dominguez describes as "greedy and selfish".

"This is very disappointing, and I cannot understand why Spurs won't let me go for free" said the Lisbon-born player recruited by Spurs from Sporting Club de Portugal in 1995.

"I am hardly going to figure in the first team, yet it seems they would rather carry on paying my wages for the next five months.

"It seems like the chairman is being a bit selfish and greedy because surely the best thing for all would be to let me leave."

Dominguez actually has another year remaining on his contract and could only sign a pre-contract with another club in January were he to take advantage of the Bosman ruling.

Director of football David Pleat was not impressed with Dominguez's outburst, saying: "The comments are indicative of a minority breed of players who are signed for good fees, paid good wages, then expect the club to just give them away when they do not produce.

"It is quite possible that he will be with another club in another country very soon. He has no part to play in George Graham's plans."

Photographs courtesy of Action Images Ltd.

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