Redknapp Discusses Interest In Ba, Cahill, Samba, Hoilett & Ganson
Tottenham boss harry Redknapp was as open and honest as ever as he responded to the latest transfer rumours involving Spurs at his press conference yesterday.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp was as open and honest as ever as he responded to the latest transfer rumours at his press conference yesterday.
Redknapp has previously conceded he wants to add two new faces to the Spurs squad and the Londoners have been linked with a host of players in recent weeks.
The latest name believed to be on Redknapp’s shortlist is Newcastle striker Demba Ba, and when asked about his interest, the 64-year-old admitted he’s a huge fan of the 15-goal ace:
“Demba Ba’s done great hasnt he, everybody’s looking at him suddenly,” said the manager. “Anybody could have had him a year ago. Full credit to Alan Pardew, he took him.
“He’s done a fantastic job what a strike-rate he’s got. He’s probably the most in-form striker anywhere at the moment.
“They say there’s a release clause in his contract that’s what we all hear. He’s certainly done well and it will be interesting to see what happens there, but at the moment he’s doing great things for Newcastle.
“He’s off to play in the African Cup of Nations now [for Senegal], so he’s going to be away for a month or so so thats a difficult one.
“At the moment Newcastle have got him and Im sure Alan wants to keep him. He’d be disappointed if he had to lose him. He would be difficult to replace.”
Next up was questions over Tottenham’s continued interest in Bolton defender Gary Cahill and Redknapp admitted he’d love to sign the player but feels it’s impossible to compete with rivals Chelsea.
“I couldn’t sit here and say that we wouldnt be interested in him, of course we would, for sure,” said Redknapp. “But I don’t know what the situation is with Chelsea.
“It’s difficult trying to beat Chelsea if you’re after the same player, let’s be honest. Their wage structure would be on a different level to ours so its difficult.
“If you’re both in for the same player they’re probably going to blow you out of the water in the end. It’s a difficult one to get involved in.”
Samba and Hoilett
Reports in recent days have linked Spurs with a double swoop on struggling Blackburn Rovers for Chris Samba and Junior Hoilett and Redknapp admitted he’s a fan of both players but is yet to make a move for either:
“They’re two good players but I’m sure Steve Kean’s wanting to hang onto them at the moment, in their situation,”
“They’re two very good players I think, but at the moment we’ve not made any offers or approaches for those two.”
Another name linked with White Hart Lane is Brazilian midfielder Ganso but when quizzed on the player, Redknapp quipped he hadn’t even heard of him and insisted he’s not looking to sign the Santos ace:
“I dont know him, I’ve never heard of him,” Redknapp admitted. “Where does he play, what position? I don’t get to Brazil too often to watch games.
“If there’s a game on in Europe I’ll go, but Brazil is an area that we don’ cover too much, I’ve got to be honest. We got Sandro from there, but other than that no.
“We’re looking [for players], the chairman and I have been talking all the time – but it’s difficult to find players who are going to improve you.
“We have spoken about one or two players but whether we do anything I wouldn’t be sure.”
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