Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp believes his old club have a much stronger squad than north London rivals Arsenal, and are ready to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title this year, reports the London Evening Standard.
The 66-year-old, now in charge of Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers, heaped praise on his successor Andre Villas-Boas, for his excellent work in the transfer market, to build a team capable of challenging both domestically and in Europe.
As Gareth Bale looks set to leave White Hart Lane for Real Madrid, Spurs have wasted little time in strengthening their own playing staff, with no fewer than four major signings brought in over the summer.
The calibre of player Villas-Boas has attracted means that Tottenham now have their best chance to establish themselves among the Premier League's top four, and make that long-awaited return to the Champions League next year.
Arsenal, by comparison, are yet to spend anything in the current transfer window, with Yaya Sanogo's free transfer from Auxerre representing Arsene Wenger's only business so far this summer.
As a result, Redknapp believes Tottenham have now usurped the Gunners and will finish above them come the end of 2013/14.
"I wouldn't compare the two squads. Tottenham are much stronger, no doubt," he told talkSPORT. "There's no reason they can't challenge to win the league. They can be bang there. They'll finish top four and who knows where they could finish after that.
"Spurs have bought some fantastic players in. Go through the squad and they are full of quality. They've got the French international goalkeeper [Hugo Lloris], England's right-back [Kyle Walker], [Jan] Vertonghen is as good as anybody, [Michael] Dawson's quality, [Younes] Kaboul is back.
"And look at their midfield...[Etiene] Capoue, Paulinho, [Mousa] Dembele, they all have fantastic ability. It's an amazing squad they've put together."
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