Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has told a funny story of how he rejected a striker’s request to have a goal scoring bonus included in his contract.
Redknapp was a guest on the panel of BT Sport last night and despite the fact he did not name the forward on the broadcast, he has told the story to the press previously and named the player to be Jermain Defoe.
The striker was in talks with Pompey about a transfer from Tottenham to the south coast and denied the striker’s request for a goal bonus, telling Defoe that’s what Portsmouth were paying him such high wages for (Squawka).
Despite the negotiations, the deal eventually went through for £12million in 2008, but returned to White Hart Lane for £15million in January 2009 when Redknapp became Spurs boss (BBC).
“We signed a STRIKER and he wanted a GOAL bonus!”
When you put it like that, Harry… pic.twitter.com/mhD1iusgaf
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 2, 2019
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