Never shy to be active during the transfer window, Harry Redknapp is reportedly ready to pull off the transfer coup of the winter by entering the race to sign Argentinean AWOL striker Carlos Tevez.
Sources close to the Transfer Tavern are suggesting that Daniel Levy is privately negotiating hard to to sign the Argentine misfit.
The 27-year-old has been omitted from the club since his fracas with Roberto Mancini and is inevitably set to leave this forthcoming January with a whole host of clubs vying for his signature.
Tevez in my mind would be a great asset. He may be hot-headed, a nuisance and a troublemaker but no one can question his effort and ability on the pitch. Tevez is a truly gifted player who is clinical in front of goal, hunts at every opportunity and is a nightmare for defenders to handle.
If it wasn’t for his off the field antics he would be one of the greatest footballers in the world.
The news had earlier ‘broken’ after an unnamed source told the Sun that:
“People at Tottenham reckon a deal like this could be bigger than anything since they signed Juergen Klinsmann.
“There’s definite interest. The big stumbling block could be whether or not City are prepared to do business with a team now regarded as one of their rivals for the title.
“There are some who reckon Tevez signing would pretty much guarantee Champions League football and that it would be worth the investment.”
Manchester City have already expressed that they want to sell Carlos Tevez, and not send him out on loan. The Argentine was strongly linked with a move to Milan but nothing has yet to materialise.
He has also been linked with a move to Chelsea, Inter Milan, PSG and Real Madrid. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp openly admitted back in October that he would love to sign Carlos Tevez if it wasn’t for his wage demands.
Redknapp has said:
“Would I like him? Yes. Anyone would like him. He is a fantastic player.
“He is an amazing player. When he plays no one gives more than he does. He works his socks off, he runs, he chases, he plays, he tackles and he scores goals.
“He is the full package when he plays so I don’t think there are too many teams who wouldn’t like him.
“Affording him is a different matter. That’s the problem. We couldn’t afford him really.”
It would be nice to see Carlos at the Lane but a move does appear to be a bridge too far in my opinion. Not only would fees be a stumbling block but why would Mancini want to sell to a rival club? A player of Tevez’s calibre would once again prove that we are genuine title contenders even if he isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
While some Spurs fans will be in favour of signing the Argentinean, the majority may be more guarded.