Redknapp tells Levy Spurs need new signings

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Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp has insisted that he has spoken to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy about adding some quality to the squad in the summer.

The Spurs boss has stressed the importance of adding to the squad if we are to be a regular fixture in the Champions League.

“I’ve said many times to the chairman, it’s not always about the best players, it’s about getting characters in your football club,” said Redknapp.

“Chelsea have had it over the years, whether it’s John Terry or Frank [Lampard], and Man United have had it with [Ryan] Giggs, Ferdinand and [Nemanja] Vidic.

“William [Gallas] has come in and given us experience and we’ve got Michael [Dawson] at the back but in the long term I still feel that you need to find another one or two if you’re going to keep progressing, that type of real character, who has opinions and that will to win around the dressing room – a few leaders. You can’t have too many at your club. That’s why I tried to take Phil Neville from Everton in January.”

Redknapp is already planning for next season and he is keen to add to his squad in this summer’s transfer window.

“You’ve got to add to the squad,” continued Redknapp. “The chairman knows … if we can’t move on, then you have to accept trying to get into the Europa League every year and trying to finish sixth or seventh. But if you want to try to make the Champions League, you have to keep improving.”

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  1. I assume that since we have a wealth of midfielders and a shocking shortage of quality defenders and strikers, we'll buy three midfielders in the offseason, and no defenders or strikers.

  2. Didn’t Harry say the same thing prior to the last transfer window before Levy flew around Europe trying to find said players?

  3. I agree with the above comment, we do seem to keep buying midfielders, we need probably a whole new strike force, an up and comming left back, a quality centre back, kyle walker brought back and made 1st string, and probably new medical staff, as we still get way too many injuries.

  4. Pavchunky should be sold ASAP,driftwood moved on and 3 YES, THREE new Quality strikers brought in and 3 YES, THREE Quality defenders brought in.

  5. a central defender is a must (although we do have dawson, kaboul, bassong with age on their side) but the likes of king and woodgate (the two new darren andertons) and gallas with his zimmerframe we could struggle with injuries.

    a left back would be handy (ekotto cant do it all himself).

    no need for a right-back as kyle walker looks efficient enough.

    midfield is sorted (although cover for lennon would be good).

    strikers – get shot of crouch, keep pav and defoe and buy two top class strikers (hulk? forlan?).

  6. Levy does not want to invest in Tottenham. He gave Harry 2 Million to buy Pinaer lol, yeah that says alot.

    Sell:

    Lennon, King, gomez, cudicini, jenas, Keane, Bentley, Pinaer, hutton, Ekotto, Woodgate, O’hara.

    Buy:

    B. Schweinsteiger, Nymar, Neuer, J. Ceser, W. Sneijer, P. Lahm and Conor Wickham (That’s just for starters ).

  7. Levy does not want to invest in Tottenham. He gave Harry 2 Million to buy Pinaer lol, yeah that says alot.____Sell: __Lennon, King, gomez, cudicini, jenas, Keane, Bentley, Pinaer, hutton, Ekotto, Woodgate, O’hara.____Buy:__B. Schweinsteiger, Nymar, Neuer, J. Ceser, W. Sneijer, P. Lahm and Conor Wickham (That’s just for starters ).__

  8. The problem is in defence – I agree there are too many middlemen – contrary to some I think strikers are OK. Defence needs sorting – sell 3/4 middies and replace with 2 "Hard men" defenders in the middle.

  9. If Cahill doesn't sign a new deal in the next few months he'll be cheaper in January with less than 6 months to go on his contract – and clubs can agree contract deals with him in that period. I'm sure Arry and Levy think we can cope for the next 3 /4 months if Gallas / Ledders can deliver 20 games between them – it's a choice between that and paying Bolton £5 / 6m over the odds for a good but not exceptional player. We have to accept we are not still in the days of the old 'big 5' where being chased by THFC was a big deal – we were (if you can believe the press / blog) sniffing round Samba but if he was too expensive /didn't want to come / B'burn didn't want to sell …"what can you do" to use one of Arry's fave quotes. It's all well and good saying "buy Rossi/ Mata/ blah blah but we ain't the top deal iin town these days – money

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