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Appiah chases Tottenham contract

Stephen Appiah celebrates scoring for Ghana against USA at the 2006 World Cup
Appiah captained Ghana at the 2006 World Cup in Germany

Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah is training with Tottenham this week, with a view to earning a permanent move.

The 28-year-old has been without a club since ending his deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce in August and has previously been linked to Arsenal and West Ham.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said: "He had a bit of a problem with his knee but he is fine now - he's fit and looks OK. If he is fit he's a terrific player.

"He is going to train with us and we'll have a chat and see what the deal is."

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The Ghanaian captain, who looks set to be offered a deal until the end of the season, was also on Redknapp's radar when the Spurs manager was in charge at Portsmouth.

"I watched him an awful lot for Ghana - about six times - but I ended up taking Sulley Muntari because Juventus were asking 14m for Appiah," added Redknapp.

Muntari arrived at Pompey from Udinese in May 2007 but is now at Inter Milan.



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see also
Fifa denies blocking Appiah move
06 Nov 08 |  African
Appiah recovers and quits Turkey
18 Aug 08 |  African
Appiah wants move to Europe
12 Jul 07 |  African
Portsmouth seal Muntari signing
30 May 07 |  Portsmouth
Ask Stephen Appiah
06 Mar 07 |  African


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