Harry Redknapp Denies Reports Linking Spurs With Carroll

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.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #1

    wide boy offered 15 mill .. not interested .. he’s up to his dodgy dealings again

  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Man U game showed they need a decent striker too .. still Carroll is a geordie and when him, Arfa and Tiote are back we’ll hopefully push up the league ..

  • geoff777

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #3

    The team were great yesterday a fantastic performance.

    I thought Simpson and Guthrie did very well.
    With Gosling and Hatem Ben Arfa adding some flair, pace, plus goals from midfield I’m really looking forward to the remainder of the season.

  • Toonkistan

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #4

    i’d have 20million + bale and modric 😀

  • Spiderman92

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #5

    If you look at our current squad , when everyone is fit we only need 1 , 2 signings at most.

    GK Harper , Krul , Forster

    DR Simpson , Perch

    DC S.Taylor , Coloccini , Williamson , Kadar

    DL Enrique , Ferguson

    MR Barton , Routledge , R.Taylor

    MC Nolan , Tiote , Guthrie , Gosling , Smith

    ML Jonas , Ben Arfa

    ST Carroll , Ameobi , Lovenkrands , Best

    out of those…

    Lovenkrands ( deserves to be playing regular , not going to get a chance with us) 2m
    Xisco. 2m
    Smith 500,000
    Campbell 500,000


  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Spiderman92 .. need LB cover also not 100% convinced on Taarabt

    Van AanHolt
    Winger (natural crossing Left footer)
    Also back up for tiote, ie when smith is sold

    As for smiths replacement what about Leroy Fer who we were linked with ..

  • Spiderman92

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #7

    i would take fer , but there’s teams across europe watching him , doubt he’s gonna come here to be back up :/

    we’re only 2 signings of being strong in depth! and next season , i think we could push for europe (touchwood)

  • lesh

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #8

    I wonder if the comments of Ian Holloway, who was pi$$ed off at Rednapp’s media reported comments about Adasm, have meade him realise that the he’s been found out and possible close to FA action?

    He really ought to keep his thoughts to himself and not talk about other clubs’ players in such a way!

  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Spiderman92 ..agreed as he wouldn’t be backup but essentially push tiote on .. no use buying players of the same quality .. also feyenord are in debt so may sell ..
    still we do need urgently 2 players .. winger and striker
    secondly then LB cover, then DM, then we’ve got the makings of a good squad, not just good 1st team

  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #10

    lesh .. old ‘arry’s not one to keep quiet .. he knows he needs a striker, but he’s not getting carroll .. good to see we’ve at least 4/5 players other teams like .. shows they’re playing well and we’re doing well.

    Our top players who other teams would love
    Simpson(getting there)

    Not bad for a promoted side

  • G-Man

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Sky Sports News/Cardiff boss Dave Jones insists Jay Bothroyd will not be sold this month as he plots a promotion push, Good, need signings the quality of the previous 2, Tiote & Ben Arfa, not championship fodder like Perch & Routledge etc………

  • dingotoon

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Where we are at the moment it will be hard to get people as back up players, Which player would want to come in under the Bull. When he is fit they would never get a game. Van Aanholt would never come and no established left back would either. They would be lucky to get 10 games a year barring injury. Kids are probably the way we have to go due to Fat Mike not shelling out money for top quality.

  • Spiderman92

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #13

    what about Insua/Aurelio for LB cover ?
    and Gosling can play DM i think.. he’s played there before , or maybe Tom Huddlestone

  • Phil K

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #14

    TBF – Redknapp’s only doing what Liverpool and Man U have done for years – DECADES – and use the press to unsettle a player they want.

  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #15

    Spiderman92 .. not sure on insua .. as for gosling I hope he’s a DM since he was more a good RB/RW at everton .. suppose it depends how good his recovery is and his pace .. a good DM IMO needs a good engine.. like Tiote..

  • Sav

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #16

    This is just the opening salvo – ‘arry letting FatAsh what he finks his boy is wurf.
    Like Arnie, They’ll be back in the summer, especially if their European run continues and if we tail off.
    A big, in form striker is the only thing they really lack.

  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Sav .. agreed they’ll definately be back in the summer .. if we can push on this summer with a couple of astute buys we may have a hope of top 8 .. depends on ashleys plans .. not holding out on that one ..

  • belfastgeordie87

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #18

    gosling is definelty not a defensive midfielder,right back,right wing,centre midfield are just behind the striker,joey barton could do a job in front of the back four not a problem.

  • Team0Asprilla

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Rumour being spread about Carroll heading to WHL at the end of the season.

    Hope there’s no truth in it.

  • Davies

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Doubt it. The lad himself says he doesn’t want to go. As long as he has a contract in place, he ain’t going anywhere. There’s no way he’d suffer any ill effects for refusing to leave either. If you have a player like And y Carroll, you start him whenever you can, no matter what anybody says (unless you’re Ruud Gullit, of course).


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