Redknapp wishes he had got his man.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has revealed his regret at failing to sign Inter Milan midfielder Patrick Vieira.
Redknapp is a keen admirer of the former Arsenal captain and although such a move would not come without controversy, he nonetheless tried to bring him to White Hart Lane in the summer.
The move did not materialise as the Frenchman opted to stay at the San Siro, where he has been a bit-part player in his three seasons there since his move from Juventus.
Spurs allowed midfielders Jamie O’Hara and Kevin-Prince Boateng to join Portsmouth towards the end of the summer transfer window without replacing the duo, leaving Redknapp short of options in the centre of the park.
The former Portsmouth boss now only has in-form Wilson Palacios, Jermaine Jenas and Tom Huddlestone to choose from and should injuries take their toll, Redknapp knows he will come a cropper.
Redknapp told The Independent: “I would like to have got Vieira and was genuinely keen on him. It was definitely a goer but is he playing at (Inter) Milan?” (Sky Sports)
There is no doubting that the capture of Patrick Vieira would have been a good one and Redknapp makes a good point about the lack of playing time the former Arsenal skipper is getting at the San Siro. Perhaps come January if the Frenchman is still not getting much of a look in at Inter Milan then it would be worth Harry trying again?