Bullard denies contract claims

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Jimmy Bullard has hit back at "mind-boggling" comments from Fulham boss Roy Hodgson that the club could not match his contract demands.

The 30-year-old midfielder left Craven Cottage on Friday to join Hull in a £5million deal with Hodgson claiming Fulham could not meet the terms Hull were prepared to offer, particularly over the length of contract.

Bullard, who has has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at the KC Stadium worth a reported £45,000 a week, said: "I've heard a lot of talk about wages and demands and I can honestly say that I don't play football for money."

He added: "I came up to Hull because of the ambitions and I want to play for a club that wants me, simple as that. I've never been interested in money.

"I wasn't asking for anything really. I was in contract talks but the talks only went as far as, 'We're not going to offer you any sort of contract', so talking about years of contracts just wasn't there.

"That's what I was told so it is a bit mind-boggling really.

"I went in and asked and they wouldn't give me a thought. It was a weird discussion. I was a bit upset that I never had the backing from the manager or the club."

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