Redknapp: Central defender is the priority


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Tottenham are looking to bring in another central defender, after being rocked by a triple injury blow earlier today.

Michael Dawson, Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King are all struggling to be fit for the start of the new Premier League campaign, leaving Redknapp short on experience in the heart of defence.

“We weren’t thinking of buying anyone in defence but suddenly this problem has come up all of a sudden and it leaves us short,” said Redknapp.

“Suddenly your priorities change and you think maybe we’ll have to do something about getting a centre half in for the start of the season because we have no central defenders.”

Who should Tottenham bring in at centre-half?  Leave your suggestions below.

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  1. I would suggest Stuart Taylor from Newcastle or David Wheater from Boro. Both are young and with experience from the PL.

  2. Don’t be stupid Des – that cunt will never ever be welcome back at the lane.

    Lets get in Alfie Hangeland from Fulham

  3. We need to sign a top class defender and stop depending oncrippled King . Campbell will not come back so stop worrying about nothing , maybe hulk Huddlestone can fill the void temporarily.

  4. Is everyone forgetting that Hangeland has already signed a new contract with Fulham so is very unlikely to leave, and that 2 players who said they wanted to leave there club:

    1. Distan
    2. Upson

    Both are great experienced defenders and would easily fit into the squad.

    Lets all hope it aint Titus Bramble though

  5. s.taylor is a donkey all heart but no real talent wheater pretty much the same , hangelaand now he aint bad & if the signing is only needed temporary how about zat knight(whose available and can do a job) ,or even distin & if we get to desperate chimbonda can play there ,as can corluka,but that tit from pompey won`t be coming back they`ll be a riot ,i may even start it tell me why are things never simple at white hart lane always disorganised & chaotic no wonder we keep failing at our objectives ,things never go smoothly at spurs

  6. Surely we cant keep praying Ledley gets through another season!!This position should of been addressed long before Woody’s n Daws injuries,not sure who to suggest but id spend big and get as good a defender as we can,maybe 2, sort this bent/crouch thing out and leave it at that,got no worries about scoring goals with defoe/keano/pav and crazy legs crane, its letting them in which f*cks us up!!

  7. Why is there something deep inside me that says I think the outcome of this will be, that we will sign a Centre Back that will upset a lot of supporters, especially those who were prosecuted for chanting offensive comments at him during our game at Pompey last season….?

  8. As much as king is a great player and loyal spurs man i agree that we cannot rely on him and need to replace him with a real quality cb, and have him as cover on a pay as u play kind of deal.

  9. Go and get Matthew Upson tomorrow. He wants to leave West Ham and anything that makes those slags even worse is beautiful in my opinion. Ledley is a liability, Woody is getting back to his bad old ways and Dawson, although a fantastic lad, is prone to making silly decisions from time to time and needs a real leader alongside him.

  10. But, for once we are not heading into a season with idiots shouting up top 4 finishes etc etc – I hope for once we don’t get any hype we actually do have a decent start.

  11. got to percieve with ledley as there is not another defender in europe as good as him and i mean no one, even if he plays half the games he is the diffrence between another mid table finish or pushing into top 4. Wheater would be ok but lets go for it and get a top quality defender so look to italy or spain as most british defenders are crap.

  12. disagree with mark williams, tho his class is there for all to see, we need consistancy and with king in one week out the next we aint getting it.


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