White Hart Lane boss urged to sell in order to buy.
Harry Redknapp is planning to swing the axe to trim his White Hart Lane squad and help fund new additions this summer. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is willing to help back his White Hart Lane boss but insists that the North London club sheds a decent chunk of it’s extensive squad.
Robbie Keane will be offered to West Ham at the end of the season and the Irish international has already stated his desire to stick with the East London club if they manage to avoid the drop but if the Hammers do get relegated there are sure to be many interested parties with a move back to Wolves also been mooted.
Winger David Bentley has done well out on loan to Birmingham City and they too may look to make the deal a permanent one but Blackburn Rovers are also said to be keen on bringing their former star performer back to Ewood Park. A number of Spanish sides are looking to capture Mexican flair player Giovani, a player who Harry Redknapp appears to see as being something of a luxury he doesn’t feel he needs.
Wolves are apparently willing to meet the £5m asking price for midfielder Jamie O’Hara who has been a big hit at Molineux, helping Mick McCarthy’s side to three wins and a draw in his six starts with the club. Redknapp is known to be an admirer of the youth team graduate but due to the amount of quality players in his position he sees that keeping the player would only hold up the 24 year old’s career progression.
Niko Kranjcar has been targeted by a number of Premier League sides and the Croatian is beginning to run out of patience and may well also be allowed to leave. The 26 year old playmaker has been handed just two Premier League starts and could be offloaded to the likes of Liverpool or Newcastle who are both said to be interested although Redknapp is said to be prefer selling to a foreign club if possible.
Though Roman Pavlyuchenko is the most prolific of Tottenham’s strikers he still appears to not be a first choice starter and the Russian may look to leave the club and his wish will be granted if Harry Redknapp snaps up one of the many targets he appears to be chasing. The 29 year old former Spartak Moscow man has netted 10 goals in 18 starts this term and could be lured back to Russia.
The final piece of the exit jigsaw may will come down to form in the remaining games of this season with the right back berth being battled over by Scottish international Alan Hutton and Croat Vedran Corluka.
Harry Redknapp will consider selling one or the other at the end of this term but appears undecided on the matter. Hutton has predominantly been the first choice but Corluka is seen as more suited to European competition and is also effective at centre back.
Such moves to finance additions will become all the more pertinent if Tottenham fail to secure a Champions League spot.