Before entering hospital for his minor heart surgery, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp revealed that West Ham were keen on taking Jake Livermore across London as part of the Scott Parker deal back in August.
With injuries hitting the club at the start of the season, Jake filled in admirably and although his appearances since have been restricted to the Europa League, he is certainly one for the future.
“I like Jake. He’s a fantastic boy and he’s an established player now,” said Redknapp.
“West Ham wanted to take him and, in the end, he didn’t want to go anyway. It didn’t happen and I’m pleased to have him here because he’s important for us.
“He’ll play in midfield and do a job anywhere for you. I think he has a good future.”
The end result was that we paid more for Parker but you can’t argue with the deal because Scott has been arguably our player of the season so far and we got to keep Livermore as well.
West Ham, on the other hand, got David Bentley…