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Former England international admits Tottenham make an unsuccessful bid for him in 2010 whilst at Fulham

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Bobby Zamora reveals that Tottenham Hotspur bid for him in 2010 whilst he was at Fulham.

Bobby Zamora reveals that Tottenham Hotspur bid for him in 2010 whilst he was at Fulham

Six years after he left North London, former striker Bobby Zamora had a wonderful opportunity to resurrect his career at Tottenham as he had the chance to sign for the Lilywhites in 2010.

Following a very successful time at Fulham in the 2009/10 season wherein Zamora scored 19 goals and got 10 assists in a very successful year for the Cottagers, the striker had Liverpool and Spurs sniffing the situation and launched their respective bids for the player.

Zamora was as crucial as ever for Roy Hodgson’s side that season wherein Fulham reached the finals of the UEFA Europa League. The former Brighton man had the opportunity to follow his manager into the Anfield dressing room or return to Tottenham as he recently revealed.

Bobby Zamora reveals that Tottenham Hotspur bid for him in 2010 whilst he was at Fulham.
Bobby Zamora says Tottenham bid for him in 2010 whilst he was at Fulham.

Here is what Zamora had to say while speaking exclusively on the talkSPORT podcast:

“I should have probably gone to Liverpool from Fulham,”

“Roy [Hodgson] went to Liverpool. They bid and Spurs bid at the same time, £10 million the pair of them.”

His first spell at White Hart Lane ended with a solitary goal and two assists in 16 appearances across all competitions.

What ifs

Ultimately, Zamora’s footballing journey did not take him back to White Hart Lane, as he opted to extend his stay at Craven Cottage until 2012 after which he moved to Queens Park Rangers.

At the time, Tottenham was a club on the rise under the management of Harry Redknapp. The squad certainly boasted talented players, and the addition of Zamora could have provided them with a reliable and robust option up front. His ability to hold up play, bring teammates into the game, and score crucial goals could have complemented the attacking flair of players like Gareth Bale and Luka Modric who then started to take centre stage.

Bobby Zamora reveals that Tottenham Hotspur bid for him in 2010 whilst he was at Fulham.
Bobby Zamora in action for QPR.

His time at QPR saw him score 14 goals and 12 assists in 94 appearances across all competitions.

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On the flip side, the move to Liverpool, which Zamora acknowledged as a potential alternative, might have presented a different set of challenges and opportunities. Liverpool were undergoing their own transformation, and Zamora could certainly have played a role in Hodgson’s plans at Anfield alongside his close mate Steven Gerrard.

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