Harry Redknapp has been quick to confirm that Spurs did make a £35m bid for Villareal’s Giusseppe Rossi before the transfer deadline. In addition, it seems that we did also offer £38.5m for Sergio Aguero and we were also chasing Fernando Llorente and Diego Forlan.
“The chairman would have bought someone for £30million for sure. He wanted to bring someone in.” Harry confirmed.
“There was no doubt that he wanted to do it. He wanted to get somebody in and if Daniel and Joe Lewis can find the right people they will have a go again.”
Does this make me look foolish in the light of yesterday’s rant? It’s all very well talking about this and declaring that we have ambition, but in the end we were left with no-one.
Although we’ll never know the full story regarding any bids or negotiations it seems that they were done too late and maybe we were just aiming too high. Would it have been more sensible to go after a Huntelaar or a Hulk and start the bidding at the beginning of the month, rather than go for people who have considered themselves ‘out of our league’ and leave it until the last day?