Manchester City take West Ham forward Bellamy for 14 m pounds

January 19th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan.19 (ANI): West Ham United last night agreed to sell ace forward Craig Bellamy to Manchester City for 14 million pounds, a deal that is expected to be completed later today.
The 29-year-old walked out of West Ham on Friday after demanding that he be allowed to leave the club for Spurs who had bid 12 million pounds for him.
In all, West Ham rejected six bids from Spurs and City for Bellamy as they held out to get as close as possible to their 15 million pound valuation for the Welsh international. According to The Independent, Bellamy will move back north, having previously played under Mark Hughes at Blackburn.
However,he is unlikely to be first-choice once City have completed their buying.
They remain in the hunt for Rovers” Roque Santa Cruz who will play in front of Shaun Wright-Phillips, Kaka, Stephen Ireland and Robinho if the starting XI Hughes has sketched comes to fruition. (ANI)

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