Whelan wishes Chimbonda well
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has wished Pascal Chimbonda all the best.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has wished Pascal Chimbonda all the best, but admits he is still upset with the Frenchman.
Chimbonda finally sealed his protracted move to Tottenham Hotspur minutes before the close of the transfer window on Thursday.
The full back had spent the summer aiming to clinch a deal elsewhere after asking to leave Wigan on the final day of last season.
The 26-year-old handed in his demand just minutes after The Latics' game at Arsenal had finished, with his decision angering both Whelan and manager Paul Jewell.
Whelan remains unhappy with Chimbonda's actions, but is at least thankful the club made a substantial profit from his sale.
"One thing you've got to look at is he cost us £400,000 and we got over £4 million for him," Whelan told Sky Sports News.
"The way he did it is not right, you just don't do things like that.
"Immediately after the last match at Arsenal, he hands the manager a sealed envelope that says he wants a transfer.
"That's not the way to do it. It upset me, and it upset the manager, greatly and it upset every supporter of Wigan Athletic.
"But we have done very good business and we wish him well at Tottenham."
Wigan were active in the transfer market on deadline day, with Kevin Kilbane, David Cotterill and Svetoslav Todorov coming in.
Graham Kavanagh and David Connolly both left The JJB to join Sunderland and Whelan feels new Black Cats boss Roy Keane has secured a couple of bargains.
He added: "We let Kavanagh (and Connolly) go to Sunderland.
"We had a request from Roy Keane, who wanted a striker and a midfielder, and we've done good business.
"I tell you what, he's got two good players who can push Sunderland close to promotion. He's got two superb lads there."