Tottenham boss harry Redknapp has reiterated his claim that Tottenham can win the league this season, with the former Portsmouth boss saying it is “not impossible” for Spurs to pip the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City to the title this season.
A run of 11 games unbeaten that took the Lillywhites into the top three ahead of the likes of Chelsea Arsenal and Liverpool had given the Spurs faithful hope that the club could challenge for silverware this season.
A controversial 2-1 defeat against Stoke recently dampened those hopes somewhat, but with the visit of lowly Sunderland to White Hart Lane this weekend bringing with it the hopes they can get immediately back to winning ways coupled with the game in hand they still hold, Redknapp believes a title tilt is still on.
“I’ve never said outright that we would win it (the Premier League) but I will say that it’s definitely not impossible. It’s an open league this year and I think there’s six teams in there that could win it, it’s going to be a tight league.” He told ITV Sport.
Redknapp is expected to delve into the transfer market in January in order to bolster his squad ahead of what is expected to be a testing season, with numerous big names linked with a move to White Hart Lane as their title challenge gathers momentum.
Carlos Tevez is one name Redknapp reportedly remains keen on, but he insists he has made no inquiry for the want away Manchester City man.
“He’s a great player, any club looking for a great player can see he’s one of those that can make a difference to any team…he’s not anyone that we’ve made an enquiry for but anyone would like him.” He commented.
One major issue in any move for the Argentinean would be his astronomical wages, which are rumoured to be around £200,000 while whether Redknapp would want any potential disruptions near his team when they are playing so well remains to be seen.
Gary Cahill remains a target for January and with the Bolton man nearing the end of his contract he would be available relatively cheap, something likely to interest Redknapp greatly.
Spurs have been defensively solid all season (apart from the two defeats against both Manchester clubs early in the season) but with Younes Kaboul about to start his suspension for getting sent off against Stoke and Ledley King and Michael Dawson still some way off fitness, Redknapp could be tempted to bring Cahill in, although Chelsea are also in the race for his signature.
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