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Redknapp seeks ready-made recruits

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is planning to change the club's transfer policy this summer and target players in their "prime" rather than youngsters with potential.

Along with signing players ready for the first team, Spurs have a recent history of also buying players with potential sell-on value.

"You have to keep moving forward," Redknapp said. "I just want players who can come in and make us a better team."

He added: "The players that I have in mind are playing very well and are in their prime."

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could still look for investment in youth, although recent young signings have not lived up to their potential.

Kevin-Prince Boateng and Giovani dos Santos are among the recent youngsters the club have invested in, with both being loaned out this season after failing to establish themselves in the first team.

Boateng is looking for his move to Borussia Dortmund to become permanent, while Ipswich boss Roy Keane expects Spurs to sell Giovani and insists there are "plenty of clubs queueing up".

Redknapp is set to meet Levy this week to discuss their plans over the summer.

"I'll sit down with the chairman this week and have a chat and see where we go," he said.

"I've got one or two people I'd like to bring in, whether we can get them I don't know. If we could get the couple of players I'd like I think we'd be a good side next year."

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