White Hart Lane boss prepares player swap for a winger that he may not really need?
TOTTENHAM are ready to use Robbie Keane or Jermaine Jenas as part of a deal to lure £25m Ashley Young to White Hart Lane.
Harry Redknapp is a huge admirer of the Aston Villa winger who is high on the Spurs boss’ list of summer transfer targets.
Starsport revealed last week that Redknapp will look to offload Keane and Jenas this summer as he looks to reshape his squad ahead of their first crack at Champions League football.
And Redknapp is plotting a £16m cash offer for Young, with either one of the Spurs pair heading in the opposite direction as a makeweight.
Villa boss Martin O’Neill (below) has been told by American owner Randy Lerner he must sell before he buys – a move that has angered a number of the current playing squad.
But with O’Neill already set to lose James Milner, the Villa boss will be desperate to keep hold of Young. O’Neill has earmarked Jenas as one of the potential replacements for Milner should he leave Villa Park this summer, while he has also been linked with a move for Keane.
And Redknapp is keen to use that fact to his advantage as he looks to complete a move for Young.
Young is focused on winning back his England place after missing out on the World Cup squad and the chance to play Champions League foot ball would be an attractive prospect for the midfielder. (Daily Star)
Well there you have it. I can see why Harry wants Ashley Young, hell I would love to see him at White Hart Lane. Imagine that, the Aston Villa man on one wing and Aaron Lennon on the other, oh but hang on, what about Gareth Bale? Maybe we don’t need Young after all?
I know we need strength in depth but do we need to bring in £25m players just for the sake of it. There are some areas of the side we could do with strengthening, like maybe another central midfielder just in case and maybe another keeper. We do not however need to spend so much on a winger. We can also play Luka Modric out wide if needed so I don’t see the worth in splashing out so much cash or indeed offering players in this particular instance.