“It wasn’t a deal that the club were crazy about”


Scott Parker - Tottenham Hotspur News

Harry Redknapp had to work hard to convince the Spurs board to sign Scott Parker.

Redknapp admits a lot of people at the club were not convinced about signing Parker because of his age and his personal demands and has thanked chairman Daniel Levy for backing his judgement on the midfielder.

“The hardest signing for me was Scott Parker,” Redknapp told the Daily Telegraph.

“It wasn’t a deal that the club were crazy about, and I could see their point of view.

“Scott had a four-year contract at West Ham and he was on big money, by our standards. Tottenham don’t pay the wages that Chelsea or Manchester City do, so there would be quite a gap.

“There was a feeling that bringing in Scott, 31 years of age and with no sell-on value, could be a problem. I argued that it was what he could give us this year and next that could make the difference. Daniel [Levy, Tottenham chairman] backed me on that.”

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  1. Redknapp has got this horrible habit of blowing his own trumpet and at the same time making public what should be kept inhouse. This trait just might backfire on him when he gets the England post . In the meantime heres hoping he feeds the press only the positives and that he – together with all the Spurs management – continue on the path of building Spurs to be a regular Champions League team.


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