Harry Redknapp tells how he sold Benjani

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Former Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has revealed how tricky it was offloading Benjani to Manchester City in 2008. 

Speaking on Fletch and Sav, the BT Sport pundit has admitted that he couldn't believe his luck that the Citizens were prepared to pay £9.5 million for the striker.

Ultimately, though, despite Redknapp telling Benjani that he had to leave in favour of a move to Manchester, the Zimbabwean ace didn't want to complete the transfer. 


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In fact, Redknapp has revealed that Benjani missed two planes to in an attempt to stay at Portsmouth. 

Unsurprisingly, throughout Redknapp's fascinating story, the likes of Ian Wright and Robbie Savage couldn't contain their laughter. 

Here's the brilliant video: 

Benjani struggles 

The deal eventually went through, but Benjani endured a tricky two-year stint at the Etihad and departed the club in 2010. He actually returned to Pompey in 2011, but never really got back to his best form. 

Benjani certainly had an inconsistent time during his Premier League career, but he provided us with a couple of top-class goals. 

Here's a video of Benjani netting a hat-trick against Reading during the 2007/08 season...

Should Redknapp return to management? Have your say below! 

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