Rafael Van Der Vaart is the name on everyone’s lips at Tottenham and we’re all waiting to see if a deal can be announced in time.
The Real Madrid midfielder could be on his way to White Hart Lane in a deal worth Â£8million, Â£10million cheaper than he was supposed to be joining Bayern Munich for yesterday.
“It’s still dragging on. We are just waiting to see whether it’s all gone through,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News.
“We are waiting for clearance. The chairman is dealing with it and Darren Eales the secretary, there is nothing more I can do now.”
“I think he was going to Bayern Munich yesterday for about Â£18million, but suddenly it became an awful lot cheaper,” added Redknapp.
“He is available now for about Â£8million. He is a quality player. He is a Dutch international and a great footballer.
“For that sort of money, he is a top player and he will improve us for sure. We have made the effort, whether we can pull it off or not we will have to see.
“I am hopeful. It could happen. It was a last-minute job. When I came in this morning it certainly wasn’t something I was looking to do.”
Redknapp added: “He is a great passer of the ball, he is a top footballer. He will join in here and play the way we like to play, he would be a big plus for us.
“He looked like he was going for Â£18million but then the fee came crashing down because the deadline got close. If the chairman can pull it off, I think he will have got a real bargain.”
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