Redknapp Reveals He Battled Hard For Summer Signing

By on October 14, 2011

Harry Redknapp has revealed he worked hard to convince the Tottenham board to part with the necessary funds to bring Scott Parker to White Hart Lane this summer.

Spurs were linked with the England international throughout the summer and finally landed the midfielder on the final day of the transfer window for a reported £5.5m.

Redknapp has admitted a lot of people doubted the deal for the 31-year-old because of his age and his personal demands but has thanked Daniel Levy for pushing ahead with the deal.

“The hardest signing for me was Scott Parker,” Redknapp told the Daily Telegraph.

“It wasn’t a deal that the club were crazy about, and I could see their point of view.

“Scott had a four-year contract at West Ham and he was on big money, by our standards. Tottenham don’t pay the wages that Chelsea or Manchester City do, so there would be quite a gap.

“There was a feeling that bringing in Scott, 31 years of age and with no sell-on value, could be a problem. I argued that it was what he could give us this year and next that could make the difference. Daniel [Levy] backed me on that.”

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2 Comments

  1. spur1950

    October 14, 2011 at 9:34 am

    because he probably is the only one that has been a little bit successful so far
    rest of his signings have gone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HARRY for England

  2. Colin SC

    October 14, 2011 at 10:35 am

    In my opinion he and DL should be working hard to organise the January signings now so as they can settle in quickly after the transfer. We should try to be fixed up so the players can train together and Modders wants to stay because he sees the improvement. As it is he might want to go (unless we are above Cheatski and they are out of CL contention). we need to be organising 2 strikers one ledders and potentially a new midfield playmaker.

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