Are injury concerns in danger of fueling potential poor transfer decisions?
Harry Redknapp is making a player-plus-cash £8million move for Hull City’s in-demand centre-half Michael Turner.
The Spurs boss needs to fill a gaping hole in his back line and is willing to offer squad men plus cash for the towering defender, who is 6ft 4ins.
Turner is also on the wish list of Liverpool, Fulham and Everton, but Redknapp is hoping he will be tempted by the chance of regular first-team football at White Hart Lane.
He would let Hull boss Phil Brown have money and the choice of some of his reserves, including French right-back Pascal Chimbonda, as he tries to wheel and deal his way out of trouble.
Turner, 25, is understood to be interested in a move to north London. He was courted by Fulham last week but is reluctant to take what he sees as a “sideways move” at this stage of his career. (Daily Mirror)
Harry Redknapp is desperate to land himself a fit centre back for the start of the season but does he really need to start offering large sums of money and player exchanges to land the Hull City man?
Michael Turner is a decent player, nothing more, nothing less. He does the simple things well and wears his heart on his sleeve and is a determined customer, but then shouldn’t those qualities be present in any Premier League defender?
In turn would the 25 year old be happy when he realises that Jonathan Woodgate, Ledley King and Michael Dawson are fit he would then more than likely find himself warming the White Hart Lane bench.
In many ways this would be a move that suits no one particularly well. Redknapp is better of loaning someone in for the first few months of the season, hell even Philippe Senderos would be a good option in that regard!