'He did nothing wrong' - Sol Campbell should be invited by Tottenham to White Hart Lane farewell, says agent

Crossing the divide | Sol Campbell is a hate figure among Tottenham fans after joining Arsenal: Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Sol Campbell should be invited to Tottenham's White Hart Lane farewell as he did "absolutely nothing wrong" when joining rivals Arsenal, says the former defender's agent.

The Premier League outfit are sending out letters to a host of ex-players and managers, asking them to return to the ground for the stadium send-off on May 14.

As exclusively revealed by Standard Sport, Paul Gascoigne is one of around 80 prominent people from the club's history invited to the Manchester United game and Sky Andrew feels Campbell should be among the attendees.

“I would like to see him invited," Campbell's agent told talkSPORT. "Spurs are a fantastic club – they’re doing great – they’ve probably got the best [starting] 11 in the world.

“It would be great for him to be there for the last game at the Lane and for everybody to finish on a good note.

Campbell become a hate figure among Spurs fans when making the infamous free transfer across the north London divide in 2001.

But Andrews insists Campbell is not in the wrong, questioning the ire from Tottenham fans.

“Sol Campbell did absolutely nothing wrong,” Andrew said.

“You cannot castigate a player for honouring his contract. I know people say things like: Sol Campbell did it on purpose.

“How can he do it on purpose? How could a player with two or three years left on his contract think: I’m going to see my contract out.

He added: “But I can tell you, it was such a difficult decision for Sol. He refused to speak to any club. We were in January, February, March - he refused to speak to any club.

“No club in Europe can say that Sol Campbell agreed to speak to them, because he wanted to sort out the situation with Spurs.

“At that time, he was only thinking about staying with Spurs. In the end, he maybe saw his aspirations elsewhere, but I’m telling you now – that was very late in the day.”

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