Redknapp claims Spurs victory in Gudjohnsen battle

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has claimed the club are on the verge of completing the loan signing of striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.

The former Chelsea player had already undergone a medical at West Ham and appeared on course to join Gianfranco Zola's squad, but - according to Redknapp - the 31-year-old is set to move to White Hart Lane on loan for the rest of the season from Monaco, subject to a medical.

Redknapp was quoted by the Sun as saying: "We've been talking about him for nearly two weeks and when we heard West Ham were interested we made our move.

"We are not paying a penny more than West Ham were offering him. Two identical deals were on the table. In the end it was a straight choice for Eidur."

New West Ham co-owner David Sullivan on Wednesday reacted angrily to Spurs making a move to sign Gudjohnsen.

Sullivan said: "We thought we had a deal and the player had even had a medical.

"We then heard that Tottenham were trying to speak to the player. I can't say I am happy about it but I believe in Karma and what goes around, comes around."

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