Tottenham news – Spurs plan Carroll swap, Milan to exploit Tottenham defence, Redknapp happy to stay

Spurs plan Carroll swap.

Imscouting.com is reporting that Spurs could be set to offer Peter Crouch, Robbie Keane plus cash in order to land England international Andy Carroll.

The Toon striker has been in lethal form this season, and made his England debut in the friendly with France last month.

He is a much coveted commodity in English football, with several top clubs chasing his services – but with Newcastle eager to boost their striking options, the offer of two strikers plus cash in a deal which would total around £20m may be too good to refuse.

Carroll is a cult hero at his hometown club, and has smashed 10 goals in 17 games this season, and despite recently signing a new five-year deal at St. James’ Park Spurs will still make the offer in January.

With Alan Pardew’s recent arrival, it is thought Carroll will seek talks regarding the club’s ambitions before making any decisions on any offers made for him in either January or the summer.

Redknapp happy to end career at Spurs.

Harry Redknapp has admitted he would be content if his current job at Tottenham proves to be his last in football, according to Goal.com.

Redknapp has managed five clubs throughout his managerial career, but particular success at Spurs has seen the former Portsmouth and Southampton boss mooted as a serious contender to replace current England coach Fabio Capello when the Italian steps down in 2012.

Redknapp told The Mail On Sunday when asked about whether he would be happy if the Spurs job was his last: “Of course I would. For sure, only I don’t think that far ahead.

“In this game you just never know. Yeah, it’s gone great but I was enjoying my life before and out of the blue suddenly you get a phone call [from Tottenham].

“You go from being the cleverest person in the world to being the biggest idiot in the world. That’s how this game works unfortunately. Roy Hodgson was favourite at the start of the year. Alan Curbishley nearly had it last time, now he can’t get a job in the Premier League. Who knows what happens in 18 months time?”

Milan to exploit Tottenham defence.

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has stoked the flames of battle after being drawn against Tottenham in the last-16 of the Champions League, declaring the draw as one of the“least tricky” Milan could have faced.

The comments will not have gone down well at White Hart Lane, where there is serious belief that Spurs could push some of the competition’s top sides this season.

The leaky defence at White Hart Lane is something that the former Cagliari boss intends to exploit however.

Allegri told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “All the teams who have made it this far are good, but it could have been worse. 

“Tottenham score freely and have quality up front, but they always give something away at the back. [They] are certainly an excellent team, but they are one of the least tricky of the possible opponents.”

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