In recent transfer windows we’ve become used to manager Harry Redknapp playing down any transfer rumours and the boss has even told news reporters to look elsewhere on deadline day. Relatively quiet windows have transpired and backed up those claims but all that promises to change this summer.
Harry’s comments in the last few days suggest that there is plenty of squad strengthening to be done at the end of the season, despite the fact that this has largely been our best campaign for years.
Here’s what the manager said when asked about Lille’s Eden Hazard,
“Our owner is willing to pay for an exceptional talent, like Eden Hazard,” the told L’Equipe.
“I have seen him several times recently in Marseilles and then also against PSG in the final of the Coupe de France.
“It will be difficult to get him, but I like him a lot.”
In the same interview, Harry also admitted that he’d had Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud watched.
Other players linked with the club have included Loic Remy, Jan Vertonghen and the Leandro Damiao stories have also re-emerged today.
Of course it is possible that Harry may not be in charge when summer arrives but whatever happens, it looks like we can anticipate a much busier transfer window at White Hart Lane.