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Tottenham midfielder Michael Carrick is set to join Manchester United on Monday after the clubs agreed a fee for the 25-year-old midfielder.

A statement read: "Manchester United and Tottenham can confirm that they have agreed terms for the transfer.

 

"The transfer is conditional upon the player agreeing personal terms and he will also be required to pass a medical that will take place on Monday."

 

The fee has not been disclosed but is believed to be close to £15m.

 

Carrick had two years left on his deal at White Hart Lane, but had rejected a new contract offer in the wake of United's persistent interest.

 

"This is a move that Michael wants to make," said Spurs boss Martin Jol.

 

"We have given him every reason to stay, but he has asked to be allowed to leave."

 

The sale of Carrick represents a massive profit for Spurs, who signed him from West Ham for £2.75m two years ago.

 

 

Carrick started for England against Ecuador at the World Cup

 

West Ham are reported to be in for a windfall when the transfer goes through, with a sell-on clause included as part of the deal which took him to White Hart Lane.

 

The midfielder has won seven England caps, making his debut when coming on as a substitute against Mexico in 2001.

 

He was part of England's World Cup squad but made just one appearance in Germany, in the 1-0 win over Ecuador in the first game of the knockout stages.

 

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson stepped up his pursuit of Carrick once it became clear that the transfer of United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy to Real Madrid for a reported £10.2m would go through.

 

However, Ferguson denied reports that he is also keen to sign Carrick's Tottenham team-mate Jermain Defoe.

 

"There has not been any interest from us," said Ferguson.

 

"As far as the Tottenham situation is concerned, we made a move for Michael Carrick - but that is all we did.

 

"He is the only Tottenham player we are interested in at the moment and I think it will stay that way."

 

Jol's determination to hold out for a fee which closely matched their £20m valuation of the player has given them more transfer cash to spend.

 

Jol has already signed 22-year-old Benoit Assou-Ekotto from Lens and spent £10.9m on Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov but missed out on Chelsea's left-winger Damien Duff.

 

The summer signing of Ivory Coast international Didier Zokora will make Carrick's departure somewhat less painful for Jol, who can now continue his search for a left-sided midfielder in earnest.

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Scott Parker offers considerably better value for money IMO! :blush:

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Damn right. For the ammount of money Man Yoo are paying for Carrick they could have a Vieira or a Gattusso :D

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Scott Parker offers considerably better value for money IMO! :D

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In the sense of value for money I agree, but if both were the same price I'd have Carrick. Much better player than Parker (still not worth £15m though).

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