Cole wanted Spurs move – Redknapp

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Joe Cole “wanted to come to Tottenham” Harry Redknapp has revealed.

The 28-year-old moved to Liverpool earlier this week, signing a four-year deal worth £90,000 a week.

“I spoke to him a month ago and I thought he was coming here,” said Tottenham manager Redknapp, who managed the midfielder at West Ham.

“He wanted to come to Spurs. He’d made his mind up – I had no doubt. But a month went by and Liverpool moved in.”

“I feel we could contend for the title; we have got the players here,” added Redknapp.

“We have to aim for it. We could win the championship.

“Last year, we went in saying we wanted to finish in the top four and if you don’t aim for things, you have no chance.”

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  1. We do not need Peter Beardsleys love child at our club. Joe Cole is one of those players who is a better player the less he plays. Look at his games to goals and games to assists ratio all through his career it's toot.

  2. Suarez up front. Don't see us needing anyone else.
    The gap between 4th and Top 2 is huge and can only be closed by having 2 or 3 world class players (likes of Rooney, Drogba, Ronaldo etc.). That calibre is obviously beyond us at present so would be happy with an ambition of 3rd above the Woolwich Wanderers, and enjoying our 1st taste of Champs Lge.
    Not fussed at all about not getting Cole – couldn't see him getting in team ahead of Modric, so what would have been the point of putting him on the wage bill. Wish him well at Liverpool – he seems a decent chap so hope he can help bring a bit of soul to a great club that seems to be going down the swanny.

  3. what is it you people don't get? Suarez will never join us, we are not a top club yet, don't forget we still have to qualify for the champs league proper and our only world class player is modric. i'm just as excited as everyone else about being involved in the champs league, but i am also realistic about our squads chances, we can't compete in the premier league challenging for a 4th spot and play champs league, and knowing our luck we'll get drawn in a group with inter and real and get smashed by them.

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