Over 500 appearances, old-school defending and West Ham’s claim to winning the World Cup. Bobby Moore is an undisputed Hammers legend. Or is he?
Despite the belief that the Barking-born superstar was West Ham through-and-through, a tweet from Spurs video expert YidVids has raised an interesting fact about the Hammers legend.
The tweet shows an extract from a biography about Moore, which claims that West Ham vetoed a move to Tottenham in 1966, as Moore believed securing a “big move” to Spurs would help him win the League title.
So despite Upton Park ringing every week about how passionate Moore was for the club, it seems that not all the bubbles in the world could make him want to stay there instead of a move to White Hart Lane.
So what does this confirm? Firstly, Bobby Moore believed Spurs to be a bigger club than West Ham United. Secondly, Tottenham actually have a backwards ‘claim’ to the 1966 World Cup, and finally, Hammers fans continue to sing about a player forever desperate to wear Lilywhite.