White Hart Lane boss misses out on Joe Cole but looks set to land Eastlands attacker.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp wants to do a bargain deal for Manchester City’s Craig Bellamy – after backing out of the Joe Cole chase.
Redknapp is keen to land long-term target Bellamy and hopes City will let him go on the cheap, possibly as little as £3 million, after replacing him with Spanish star David Silva.
Canny Redknapp thinks Bellamy would be perfect for his squad as he chases glory on the domestic and Champions League front – and he would ideally like him signed in time for the qualifiers for Europe.
Bellamy would have a better chance of a regular game at White Hart Lane as City boss Roberto Mancini seems set to pick Silva ahead of him – a squad rotation open that the Welshman may not fancy.
Redknapp has been a fan of Bellamy for some time, but missed out on him when he left West Ham 18 months ago. Now as his valuation drops the time is right to close the deal. (Daily Mirror)
Whatever you may think of Craig Bellamy as a person it would be hard to deny his impact on the field of play and the fact that he is been at, or very near, his best over the past two seasons. Harry Redknapp is clearly a fan and by all accounts seem close to capturing the Manchester City man and if does so for a fee as small as £3m then that would be one hell of a bargain.
Played very effectively out wide whilst at Eastlands, the 31 year old would be a great addition to the White Hart Lane squad and gives them even more attacking options as they prepare for another assault on the top four as well as an exciting Champions League adventure.
Its worth remembering that the speedy Welshman has been most effective in the showpiece European tournament where he had success with Newcastle, remember his two goal salvo against Feyenoord. He also helped Liverpool to the final back in 2007, including scoring at the Nou Camp, so has the experience of playing at the highest level.