Fortunately the White Hart Lane boss was joking, see below as he tries to keep a straight face.
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The scramble for Wayne Rooney’s signature has already begun with Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp revealing he would be interested in the Manchester United striker.
Speculation over Rooney’s future is set to rumble on for the foreseeable future after Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that the apex of his attack wants to leave Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old’s present contract expires in 18 months time and Redknapp, who is known for his ability to get the best out of the transfer market, would welcome him to White Hart Lane.
And he reckons, should the former Evertontrainee allow his contract run down, he could be the ultimate signing.
“I’m going to speak to my chairman and see if we can get Rooney to Tottenham,” Redknapp joked.
“But I doubt very much that will happen.
“I haven’t seen Alex’s interview but I’m sure that it’s honest and its open and he’s explained it openly then that’s got to be good.
“I think these things need to be open sometimes. Everybody wonders why this has happened, why that has happened.
“The game belongs to the people and the people should know what happens more in football.
“Too many people feel that the most important people of all, the people who pay the wages, are kept in the dark.
“Come out and tell it as it is.” (Sky Sports)
It’s good to see the Tottenham boss seeing the lighter side of this rather earth shattering news, although Man United supporters may not be quite so amused. Clearly the chances of Wayne Rooney moving to White Hart Lane are impossibly low and hence the joke being obvious. Is a move to Manchester City as ridiculous? Or could that prove to be one of those jokes that proves to have an element of truth to it?