Redknapp pleased with current strikers


Harry Redknapp has insisted he is not looking to strengthen his forward line this summer, claiming he is happy with the resources he already commands.

Spurs have linked with a series of striking options this summer, but the manager claims that all is quiet on the transfer front.

“There is nothing close to being done, not that I know of.

“We are nowhere near doing a deal for anybody. I’m not that bothered to be honest.

“We had a couple of targets at the start, and we got one of them, but we have a good squad and we will crack on. If we don’t find somebody that we feel will make a difference, we will go on with what we’ve got.”

Luis Fabiano is one that has been repeatedly linked with a switch to North London, but Redknapp feels the Brazilian is being priced out of a move by Sevilla.

“I think the chairman has enquired.

“He is a player that I like. I think you are talking crazy money for him though.

“He has one year left on his contract, I think, and we are talking in excess of £25million. The figures don’t stack up, so that won’t be a goer at that sort of money.”

Redknapp has also ruled out a move for Roque Santa Cruz, with the Paraguayan out of favour with Manchester City currently.

“I don’t think Man City are going to let anybody go to teams around the top group.

“I saw today that Shay given could go to Arsenal, but I thought Man City weren’t going to sell their players to anybody they felt was going to be challenging for a top four spot alongside them. i don’t see that happening.”

These statements from the Spurs boss would suggest that the services of Robbie Keane will be retained, despite his name being linked with a number of clubs over the summer months, with Newcastle the latest.

“Robbie is here. He is available. he picked up an injury out in Switzerland and he wasn’t available last Saturday at Stoke.

“He was bang in my plans for Wednesday, but I went with Crouchy and Jermain Defoe. That worked well, they both scored and Peter got a hat-trick. But Robbie is always part of my plans.”

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  1. So many different reports in the media, firstly it was reported that Huntelaar might be coming in on a season long loan with an option to buy, now its reported that Milan have confimed Huntelaar – Ibrahimovic swap deal which puts and end to his chances of ending up at the lane.
    Personally i think we should get rid of Keano, take the 8 odd million he is probably worth, then just pay the rest and buy Huntelaar outright. Its a "no brainer" as far as i can tell, Milan want the dosh so they can buy Ibrahimovic and they will not consider loans. Come on Levy, sort it out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Sell to whom? Villa have no manager, Newcastle, Celtic have no money. Everyone else seems settled. Can you imagine Huntelaar settling in at Barca?


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