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Teddy Sherringham says no to Fulham

last updated Friday 04th May 2001, 9:03 AM
Teddy Sheringham
Teddy not ready for Fulham
Teddy Sheringham, the season's top player, is on the point of bowing out of Manchester United with a third Premiership winner's medal and returning to Tottenham.

After months of agonising over his next move, the former England striker, 35, has rejected a move to promoted Fulham and is understood to have opted for a two-year Spurs deal on a Bosman free transfer.

Sheringham, who is expected to confirm his decision to United manager Sir Alex Ferguson shortly, turned down a one-year Old Trafford contract worth around £35,000 a week but continued to explore ways of staying in an effort to extend the most rewarding spell of his career.

Tottenham's overtures, however, could not have been better timed and have enabled the Londoner to come home with his reputation as one of Ferguson's shrewdest signings still firmly intact.

Sheringham has decided that ending his Old Trafford career with three of the game's most glittering prizes - a league winner's medal plus Football Writers' and Player's Player of the Year awards - is more appealing than risking an uncertain role in the shadow of £19million signing Ruud van Nistelrooy next season.

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