Chelsea

Redknapp Would Snap Up Out Of Favour 32yr Old, ‘For Sure’

Tottenham may turn their attention to Chelsea’s out of favour striker Nicolas Anelka as Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen on strengthening his squad. Harry Redknapp conceded that his squad lacked strength and depth last year with his squad not having enough manpower and battery to last till the end of the season.

Redknapp doesn’t want to repeat the same mistake and could move to sign the 32-year-old if the opportunity arises.

The Frenchman has found himself down the pecking order as Chelsea’s main striker with Drogba and Torres vying for that position. With the emergence of Daniel Sturridge and Juan Mata, Anelka is struggling to find a place in Andre Villas-Boas’s side.

While Chelsea are filled with attacking options, Tottenham appear to be light in that department. It is highly likely that Roman Pavlyuchenko will leave the Lane this January leaving Defoe and Adebayor as Spurs’ only recognisable strikers.

Anelka doesn’t look like he will be extending his contract any time soon with Chelsea and will be a free transfer at the end of the season if he is not sold in JanuarY. Anelka has been linked with moves to Russia, Italy and China but Tottenham boss hasn’t ruled out the possibility of signing Anelka after admitting he would leave the door open for the Frenchman to join.

Redknapp said:

“I’ve always liked him, I think he’s a fantastic goalscorer.”

“I wouldn’t stand here and say, ‘No, never’ because if I signed him, you’d say I was lying. It’s not a bad shout. He’s a good player.”

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