Although being cup-tied has put Mark van Bommel out of the Champions League games with Spurs, he might well have been lining up in the Spurs camp rather than AC Milan’s for the tie.
It was widely rumoured that Spurs were interested in the Dutchman during the transfer window and Harry Redknapp has revealed that the opportunity was there to sign him.
“It was a difficult one and I dragged my heels with it. I took my time over it, too long and we didn’t do it in the end.
“I could have taken Van Bommel, it was probably a mistake. Perhaps I should have taken him. He is a proper player for sure, but that’s how it goes.”
There has been talk of Spurs going back in for the player in the summer and someone like Van Bommel could provide some much needed steel in midfield.