Video: Redknapp opens up about how Levy once surprised him on deadline day

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp certainly knows a thing or two about deadline day signings, with the 72-year-old often referred to as a “wheeler-dealer” in the transfer market.

It is not a title that he seems to be a fan of but one that is understandable given not just his reputation for doing last minute deals but also his tendency to be vocally open with the press about the targets his clubs were pursuing.

When he was at Tottenham, Redknapp found a perfect partner in crime in Daniel Levy, with the Spurs chairman also having a reputation for coming alive on deadline day.

When asked to pick his favourite deadline day signing of his career, the former Tottenham manager unsurprisingly named Rafael van der Vaart, who was a revelation at White Hart Lane since arriving on the final day of the transfer window in the summer of 2010.

Redknapp opened up about how Spurs were initially looking to sign the Dutchman on loan before a permanent deal from Real Madrid became a possibility.

Here’s what he told Sky Sports on deadline day:

He also talked about bringing back Robbie Keane to Spurs from Liverpool in the January of 2009 and insisted that the former Spurs striker has all the attributes to become a great coach:

Have something to tell us about this article?


  1. Enough!
    No more Redknapp tales. He’s addicted to cameras and microphones creating the fasle impression that he has something of value to say. He does not. He’s a media whore.
    Beyond sir. You are the last thing we need.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.