Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has had his say on which sort of players rivals Arsenal should be focusing on during the transfer window.
Despite links to Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney, Redknapp believes that Arsenal’s main focus should be on central defenders (Mirror).
Arsenal are supposed to be close completing the signing of William Saliba over the next few days, however, the defender will be loaned back to former club Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 season (Metro).
Redknapp, who managed Spurs during their first ever Champions League campaign in 2010, spoke to talkSPORT about Arsenal’s recruitment this summer.
He said: “What has happened to Arsenal? Years ago, when Arsenal wanted a player they went and got him.
“We keep talking about the kid at Celtic [Kieran Tierney], who is a good left-back, but they need central defenders, surely.
“You talk to an Arsenal fan and they’d tell you – in the back four, their two centre halves are not good enough, they’re going to lose Koscielny, he’s got a problem and he wants out, and they’re short in midfield.”
Redknapp has been in the game a long time and knows a thing or two about which additions a squad needs ahead of a new season. His recommendation was clear: Spurs’ rivals ‘desperately need’ defenders this summer.
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Redknapp’s views are interesting and seem to reflect the mood of Arsenal fans this summer. With little money to spend, you would think that they would prioritise their spending on areas that need improvement – and defence is certainly one of them. Anyway, a poor window for Arsenal wouldn’t exactly be to our detriment.
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