Redknapp: I tried to sign him

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Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp has admitted that Tottenham tried to buy Blackburn’s Phil Jones.

The highly-rated England Under-21 defender is reported to be undergoing a medical ahead of a £16million move to Manchester United.

Redknapp told Sky Sports News: “I tried to sign him, we tried to buy him at Tottenham to be truthful.

“We were in for him, along with about five other top clubs. I think everybody was in for the boy.

“I think he’s a lad who’s got the potential to go on one day maybe to be certainly an England centre-half and maybe even a captain of England I think he’s that good so it’s a great signing for Man United.”

While Redknapp agreed the reported £16 million transfer fee was big money, he believes United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is going to acquire a quality.

“I think you’ll find almost all the top teams have been in for him and obviously he had a choice and he’s made up his mind that Man United was the move for him,” he said.

“He will be a great signing I think for Man United.

“He’s good, which is the key. He’s got everything, he’s quick, he’s strong, looks a great lad so I think Alex has pulled off a real coup.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. Why doesn’t Redknapp keep his mouth shut, we’re in for everyone if you listen to him but we’ll end up signing washed up has-beens after being linked to superstars all summer. Was a massive fan now he’s just annoying me, talking to the press every minute of the day…. F~~K off and manage the team!!!

  2. The problem is that if you continue to lose important players to MU and other top teams you’ll never catch them up.

  3. we got a teaqm of has beens apart from Gallas, Dawson and Bale.We got wankers who cant speak the lingo. Phil Jones is a stubblebum who'll last five nminutes at the scum of the north. Wasn't it brilliant the total demolition job of the scum of the North, thats made my year as I fuckin hate united as much as the ponces from Highbury.

    • Your xenophobia is really tiresome and not wanted anywhere. Why don’t you fuck off and read a book rather than the Daily Mail you angry pathetic little man.

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