Spurs priced out of South American striker deal

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has criticised Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez and has ruled out an attempt to sign the Argentine because he is out of the club's price range reports

The 27-year-old was involved in a touchline spat with Citizens boss Roberto Mancini in last night's UEFA Champions League encounter against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

Tevez allegedly refused to play in the match as a substitute having been summoned by City's coaching staff - an accusation the player has since denied.

Mancini reacted angrily in his post-match press conference, saying that Tevez would never play for the club again, and claims that his contract at the Etihad Stadium could be terminated has resulted in widespread speculation about his potential options.


After handing in a transfer request in the summer, citing a desire to return to South America, the Spurs boss says there is no way Tevez could link up with him at White Hart Lane because of his excessive wage demands.

"We couldn't afford him, no chance," said Redknapp. "He is a great player, but I can't condone what happened yesterday. It was unbelievable.

"I felt sorry for Roberto Mancini to be put in that situation. It wasn't fair. It wasn't right for Man City and was not right for football. I can't believe it. It shouldn't happen and can't happen.

"To see a player do that, refuse to come on and play in a Champions League game is beyond belief."

When asked what action he would take if one of his Tottenham players behaved in a similar manner, the Spurs boss admitted, "I don't know what you can do now, he holds all the aces.

"He gets his wages every week and eventually, if you want to give him away, someone will give him a fortune because it's cheap or there is no doubting he is a great player.

"It's a problem that only Man City can deal with now."

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