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Thursday, 28 June, 2001, 16:40 GMT 17:40 UK
Prior moves to Cardiff
Cardiff manager Alan Cork, new signing Spencer Prior and club owner Sam Hammam
Alan Cork (L) and Sam Hammam (R) greet Spencer Prior
Spencer Prior has joined Cardiff City in a deal worth 700,000.

The 30-year-old's proposed move to Ninian Park collapsed at the beginning of June when he failed to agree personal terms with Sam Hammam's side.

But the former Leicester and Derby player has taken a pay cut to join the ambitious Bluebirds.

Some of Prior's contract stipulations, inserted by renowned joker Hammam, are sure to raise a few eyebrows though.

According to Cardiff's official website, the player must have "a physical liaison with a sheep and eat sheep's testicles."

"Spencer refused to eat them raw, but has agreed to eat them cooked," said Hammam.

"Of course, he can have lemon, salt and parsley with the dish."

Prior didn't seem too concerned with the prospect of fulfilling the clause.

He said: "It must be the strangest contract in the history of football. But I'll try anything once."

The FA agreed to the clause according to the website.

  • Bluebirds defenders Andy Thompson and Scott McCulloch have been put on the transfer list by the club.
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