After showing some impressive form towards the end of last season, Ipswich youngster Connor Wickham was subject to a £8m bid from Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, with the latter celebrating his team’s qualification for the Champions League.
This bid was refused on grounds that Ipswich manager Roy Keane put an asking price of something to the tune of £10m on young Wickham’s hire. The hot prospect has not scored in the Championship this season, but Redknapp evidently believes that the boy wonder has something to show.
The Tractor Boys have not indulged in Premier League action for eight years now, and after years of stagnation in the Football League now lie second behind QPR in the Championship. Ipswich have made a hugely encouraging start to the season, with victories over much more fancied sides such as Middlesbrough and Cardiff contributing to their lofty position in the early table – a huge contrast from last year, when it took fifteen attempts to register the first win.
As such, there are some rumours of Redknapp having already agreed a move for next summer, but is keeping shtum to maintain peace between Tottenham and Ipswich. Redknapp is well known as a wheeler dealer, and the deafening silence from White Hart Lane suggests that he has a few aces up his sleeve as his side look to take on Europe’s finest with aplomb. Surely they are irresistible to anyone from the lower leagues?