It’s good to see that Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has started to distance himself from reports linking the London club with a move for Newcastle’s top striker, Andy Carroll.
The news of course over the weekend was that Tottenham were willing to bid £30M for the player, but as epitomized by manager Alan Pardew yesterday, the Newcastle United club are getting fed up and even a little angry about these silly reports.
Alan said yesterday and today, for anybody who would listen, that Andy is not for sale – end of story.
And it wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle have even contacted Spurs to tell them there is no way they will be getting Andy Carroll.
Thankfully, Redknapp has come out today and denied the report:
“He’s a good player, he’s a handful, you’d like to have him in your team,”
“But we are nowhere near getting Andy Carroll. How much is he? You are talking £30M to 40M.”
But this is not the first time that Harry has said Spurs will not be buying Andy Carroll.
And he can hardly stop the gossip press from doing what they do best, in this case the Daily Mirror, printing ridiculous stories so they can sell more Sunday papers.
That is basically what happened yesterday – a regurgitation of an old story – but they updated the transfer fee to £30M – so at least it made the story just a little bit different.