Football

Spurs boss interested in former United striker

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits his interest in Ruud van Nistelrooy has only got as far as a chance conversation between the club's chief scout and the player's agent.

Redknapp said he would be interested in signing Van Nistelrooy but only if he could offload unsettled Roman Pavlyuchenko. But the Spurs boss has now gone on to explain his interest in the Real Madrid striker has not been followed up to any real extent.

"I don't even think we've gone that far," admitted Redknapp. "It was just his name cropped up and Ian Broomfield, the chief scout, spoke with his agent and that's as far as it's gone really."

He added: "I've got four strikers here at the moment so I certainly don't want five, it would be a bigger problem, I don't need that problem."

Pavlyuchenko wants a return to Russia after his unhappy spell at Spurs but although Zenit St Petersburg have made their interest in him known, no deal is likely at this stage.

"I think Zenit have been in and made contact with the chairman, I don't know where it's at with that one. I think there's been one or two English clubs interested as well.

"I'm not sure if he will be here at the end of January. It won't bother me, if he's here, great. I'm pleased to have him here.

"He can play, he's just been unlucky. I've got Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane. I'm sure in the next three or four games he'll get to play and start a game probably."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Tottenham Hotspur
Football
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again