Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah has revealed he snubbed Tottenham Hotspur's offer to extend his trial at White Hart Lane during the January transfer window. Appiah has been a free agent since leaving Fenerbahce last year having endured a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury. The 28-year-old spent time on trial at Tottenham in January, with London rivals Arsenal also believed to have considered offering the midfielder a deal while Cesc Fabregas was out injured with a serious knee injury. However, nothing ever materialised. And the former Parma and Juventus man has now revealed Spurs were keen on keeping hold of him for an additional month to monitor his progress, only for the Black Stars' skipper to turn down the opportunity. "Tottenham wanted me," he told La Repubblica. "I was there for five days on trial. "Then they asked me to extend the trial to three weeks and, when everything seemed ready, confirmed that it takes a month of training to assess. "I know that I have lost [two years] and it is difficult to digest. But now I want to return. I have always been a professional and I want to remain so." NEWS: Appiah urged to find club quickly NEWS: Appiah linked with another London club NEWS: Spurs to decide on Stephen Appiah signing SPURS FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter
12 May 2009
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