Harry Redknapp recognises that Spurs are not among the five favourites for title glory.
The Tottenham boss admits that the club cannot lure top players to White Hart Lane by offering big wage packets compared to other clubs.
“Imagine what their wages will be. It’s incredible. They are all on £100-grand-a-week plus. Wages have gone crazy,” said Redknapp.
“It’s gone beyond belief and made it really hard to compete for top players. If you want to be a top-four side, it’s difficult because we can’t pay those kind of wages.
“Our chairman Daniel Levy runs the club well, we get 36,000 fans, you’re not going to put the club in hock. How do you compete with the Man Citys of this world?”
Speaking about the challenge for a top-five spot, Redknapp added: “Fergie didn’t mention us. He stuck Liverpool in there this year and probably with what they have brought in, it’s looking that way.”
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