Filed: Friday, 12th August 2005
By: Matthew O'Greel
Alan Pardew has claimed that pressure from supporters has ended any interest he had in signing Tottenham striker Freddie Kanoute.
Pardew was criticised by some supporters during Tuesday night's fans forum for expressing an interest in the former Hammers striker.
And he has now claimed that it was this pressure that caused him to pull out of any potential deal.
"There has been a negative feeling among our fan base here that suggests that it might not be right to bring him back," he told BBC Radio Five Live.
"I'd be foolish to ignore that. If I felt he was the man to keep us in the Premiership I'd have a tough decision."
Despite Pardew's claims, Kanoute is understood to have told his current employers over a week ago that he had no intention of returning to Upton Park despite Tottenham's willingness to accept an offer from the Hammers.
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