Wolverhampton Wanderer’s all-time top scorer Steve Bull has revealed he was forced out of West Brom as he opened up on an emotional twenty-minute call.
Bull ended up moving to Molineux in 1986, but revealed the circumstances in which he moved were acrimonious to say the least.
Bull has revealed he was forced out for sporting reasons under great duress, with Wolves representing dubious, less-than-attractive option.
Speaking to FootballFanCast, the veteran of midland football said:
“I was looking at West Brom at the time and they were second or third top going for Division One and Wolves were second or third from bottom of Division Four and close to going into liquidation.
“West Brom didn’t want me and Andy Thompson and they said there’s £64,000 on the table for the both of you and I pleaded with Ron Saunders for 20 minutes.
“He just called me into this office one day and said that Wolves had come in for me and I said ‘Who?’ He said that Wolves wanted me but I told him I wanted to stay.
“He told me that I didn’t have a first touch for this division and I was just deflated. We were just two local lads who wanted to play football and we never looked back.”
Despite the downbeat heartfelt nature of Bull’s incisive account, his Wolves career saw Bull take off as a club legend merely a stone’s throw from West Bromwich.
561 appearences and over 300 goals later, Bull must surely feel that the risky move across to Wolverhampton was one of the best sporting achievements he has ever made.
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