Redknapp looks to Spaniard to resolve left wing issues.
Harry Redknapp believes he can “solve his left-sided problem” by signing Valencia’s Vicente, another one of those Spanish players who was fashionable a few years ago but then just never seemed to go anywhere despite playing for a club allegedly trillions of Euros in debt. (Guardian)
28 year old Spanish international Vicente is experiencing something of a revival at the Mestalla, performing wonderfully well this term and helping his La Liga side towards the top two Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid but is he really a player who will greatly improve what Harry Redknapp already has to hand at White Hart Lane?
With Luka Modric out Redknapp has tried to play three pronged attack and for the most part it has helped to create numerous chances and even though the Tottenham boss would appear to prefer an out and out left winger to complement Aaron Lennon on the right, it may not be such a emergency to bring in Vicente.
After almost a decade at Valencia, Vicente bas become a household name in Spain but is almost as famous for his constant injuries problems which have meant he hasn’t managed to play more than 30 games in any season since 2003/04, and the price tag on his head, reportedly £11m, is far too much to risk on such a player.
I don’t see Harry pursuing this player and it is more likely that the Spanish side, wracked by financial worries, are probably trying to ‘big-up’ the ‘lesser’ players at the club so that they can try to make some money without having to offload any of their prized trio of Juan Mata, David Villa and David Silva.