Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate will not be offered a new contract at the end of the season, Harry Redknapp has confirmed.
Woodgate, 31, has had an injury-plagued career at Spurs, making just three league appearances last season, and none this term.
With Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy insisting the wage bill of squad players needs to be cut, Woodgate’s future seems away from White Hart Lane.
“He hasn’t played for two years”, Redknapp told the Tottenham Journal. “You can’t not play for two years and then go and get another contract can you really? You’ve got to do a deal with someone, here or wherever, where he gets money if he plays. You can’t be paying someone massive wages if they’re never going to play.
“He’s a great guy, a fantastic fella, and an absolutely top-class player. But he’s got to be fit to play.”