Harry Redknapp has revealed Tottenham held an interest in Edinson Cavani when the new Manchester United striker still played for Palermo.

Cavani joined United as a free agent on deadline day after leaving Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expired at the end of last season.

In a different world, it seems the Uruguayan could have been a Spurs player.

Appearing as a guest on Sky Sports News’ deadline day coverage, Redknapp had his say on United signing Cavani and admitted Spurs were keen on him when Redknapp was in charge at White Hart Lane.

“We had people looking at him at Tottenham,” Redknapp said, before suggesting the Londoners did not pursue Cavani because Palermo wanted £25-30 million – a relatively big fee at the time.

Cavani eventually left Palermo in 2010 for Napoli, for whom he scored 104 goals in 138 appearances before earning a big-money move to PSG.

The 33-year-old probably would have been a success at Spurs given his impressive career goal record.

But Tottenham can be pretty happy with how things turned out in terms of their goalscorer situation, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min currently leading the line brilliantly.




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