White Hart Lane manager regrets not pushing for the Uruguayan.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that he regrets not signing Luis Suarez in January.
The Spurs boss revealed that the similarities in playing styles between the Uruguayan and his Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart meant he did not push as hard as Liverpool in the race for his signature.
Instead, Suarez went to Liverpool and has proved a brilliant success.
“We looked at Suarez,” claimed Redknapp.
“He was a player who we probably should have taken, looking back on it. We just weren’t sure. We thought he played like Van der Vaart, but he can play anywhere.”
It is not just Suarez Tottenham wish they had signed ahead of Liverpool.
Redknapp also wanted Reds men Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing – as well as Manchester United star Ashley Young.
“We thought about Carroll. We looked at him but we weren’t into spending £35m on one player. It was a bit beyond us. He is a handful. He is a great header of the ball. When you go up against him you know you have had a game, that’s for sure.
“I like Downing. I tried to get him and Ashley Young (now at Manchester United). We didn’t quite push the boat out but they are good players.”