Former midfielder reveals his dream was to play for a bigger team than Tottenham

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Wilson Palacios has admitted he had dreamed bigger for his career than to play for Tottenham Hotspur after revealing that he was the subject of interest from French giants PSG.

The Honduran international joined Spurs back in January 2009 from Wigan for a fee of around £14million (The Times).

Palacios’ 86 appearances for Spurs were arguably his best throughout his whole career and retired from the professional game at the age of 35.

However, he has admitted that he did hope to one day play for the likes of Barcelona or Real Madrid.

“I feel like I missed something,” he told (Diez).

“My dream was to play for a bigger team than Tottenham, I’m a Madrid fan, my dream was to play for Real Madrid, but I didn’t make it, but I’m satisfied with what I did.”

During his 66 Premier League appearances for Spurs, the defensive midfielder netted his only career Premier League goal (PL).

“I was approached by Paris Saint Germain who I knew directly were making the offer, but Tottenham were asking for £50m at the time,” he added.

“I had only cost them £14m, and they were asking for more than double, triple what they had invested in me.

“Also Manchester City when I was at Wigan, but Tottenham wanted Carlos Vela, but City got in and said to Tottenham, if you take away Vela, I take away Palacios.”

After two and a half years at Spurs, Palacios, much like Peter Crouch, left N17 for Stoke City in 2011.

Palacios was a part of the first Spurs side to have qualified for the Champions League and in their debut campaign Spurs reached the quarter-finals, before being knocked out by Real Madrid.

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Palacios was actually a great match for Luka Modric in the midfield at that time. As Harry Redknapp has since claimed, Palacios done his job in getting the ball back and then gave it to Modric for the Croatian to work his magic.

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