‘I let my heart rule my head, it was basically like going back home’: West Ham legend on how he turned down Chelsea in favour of dream move to the Hammers

Former West Ham midfielder John Moncur.
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John Moncur has revealed how he snubbed Chelsea's hard-fought advances to sign from West Ham United in 1994.

The tenacious midfielder spent nine years with the Hammers, making 192 appearances before hanging up his boots back in 2003. Swapping Tottenham for West Ham is something most modern-day players wouldn't dream of, but in an exclusive interview with FourFourTwo, Moncur admitted he always had a thing for the claret and blue growing up.

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Matthew Holt

Bio: Matthew is a freelance journalist and has currently racked up bylines for Manchester United, Manchester Evening News, GOAL and SPORTbible to name a few. A long-term sufferer of Scunthorpe United, he currently resides in the north-west after escaping the smog of North Lincolnshire.