Tottenham news – Harry: We tried to sign Rio, Bale for sale? Crouch bounces back

Harry: We tried to sign Rio.

It has emerged that Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp attempted to sign Rio Ferdinand from Manchester United last summer.

In an exclusive interview given to the Observer newspaper Redknapp stated: “I can’t ever see us getting Rio now. I was interested. Last year, I tried. I tried at the start of the season.”

The Spurs manager went on by saying that he had been looking at an experienced leader to add to his youthful squad. He was the manager at West Ham who gave Ferdinand his debut in 1996.

Crouch bounces back.

After Peter Crouch’s horror show on Tuesday night it was vital that he put in a performance yesterday at White Hart Lane. He duly obliged and scored two goals which could prove to be pivotal if Spurs can achieve their top four ambitions.

His manager Harry Redknapp was keen to address this matter after the game. Speaking to Sky Sports after the game he said: “They came out and gave him a great reception and got right behind the team and created a fantastic atmosphere. The fans made the difference.”

Bale for sale?

The Daily Express has reported today that Spurs are ready to cash in on their prize asset this summer. The prospect of not securing a top four finish has alerted other major clubs to the possibility of Bale’s availability.

Whilst outwardly the club has insisted it is not a selling club there is a growing feeling that financial constraints will see the 21 year old Welshman depart. It is understood that Inter Milan, Liverpool and Manchester United would lead the bidding for Bale who signed a new four and half year contract recently.

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