Redknapp tries to scare of potential interest in Irish striker by placing inflated valuation on his head.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says he has no intention of selling Robbie Keane.
The Irish striker has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane following a string of solid displays this season.
With a number of clubs set to be interested, the club have a job on keeping him beyond the January transfer window.
Redknapp, though, is hopeful of keeping hold of his skipper for the foreseeable future.
He says any club wanting to make an approach will have to place silly bids if they are to prise him away.
“Please God, he’ll still be here in February,” said Redknapp of his in-demand striker.
“He is the captain, he’s here, he’s done a great job for us and is very important to us.
“There’s real competition between him, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch but unless someone comes up with £50million or something for him I can’t see any way he won’t be here.
“He’s part of the plans and I haven’t spoken to anyone about him leaving or wanting to leave.”
Of the suggested link to Aston Villa, he said: “I never made any enquiries at Aston Villa, if I did I would have spoken to Martin O’Neill who is a very good friend.” (Sky Sports)
Not sure why Harry is asking for divine intervention in relation to keeping Robbie at the club, surely all he has to do is turn down any offer that comes in for the Tottenham striker? Clearly, as Redknapp suggests, if a truly crazy £50m bid comes in for the White Hart Lane front man then he would be an idiot to turn it down and whilst there are some clubs with more money than sense, yes I am referring to Manchester City, no one and I repeat no one will make a bid for such proportions for Pointy Shouty Bloke.
Clearly Tottenham have a multitude of options up front and thats a good position for the club to be in but not so cushy for those battling out for one of the two spots available and currently its Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe who are doing a great job at leading the line.
Aston Villa were reportedly keen on the Irishman but I fancy that the only move likely to interest Keane is one to Celtic and the SPL side are pretty strapped for cash right now so perhaps any move they were to make for Robbie could be in some way placated by a potential swap deal with two players in the Parkhead outfit supposedly interesting Harry in the shape of midfielder Scott Brown and keeper Artur Boruc.
Either way at 29 Robbie Keane will not want to find himself stuck warming the bench so if he continues to sit out Premier League games then he may well be pushing for a Spurs exit sooner rather than later.