Redknapp Confirms Tevez Bid
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp confirmed he tried to sign Man City striker Carlos Tevez during the January transfer window, but wage demands suppered any deal
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed he tried to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez during the January transfer window.
Tevez went AWOL for over three months following his much-publicised fall-out with City boss Roberto Mancini after the Argentine apparently refused to warm up during a Champions League game against Bayern Munich. Mancini claimed after the game that Tevez would never play for the club again and the 28-year-old went back to Argentina to fine-tune his golf swing.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is quoted by Sky Sports News as saying he asked chairman Daniel Levy to try and sign the City outcast in January but the players wage demands scuppered any potential deal.
“I said to the chairman ‘can you get me Carlos Tevez?’,” said Redknapp.
“Daniel made some enquiries, but it wasn’t doable. If he could have done it, he would have.
“He (Levy) would have loved Tevez, but it wasn’t possible because his wages are £200,000 a week. It’s not possible at Tottenham to buy him.
“He is a fantastic player. When he puts a shirt on he doesn’t stop running, working, he’s enthusiastic, he can play and he can score goals.”
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