Apr 25, 2011

Tottenham Boss Confirms Didier Drogba Interest

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White Hart Lane boss wants Stamford Bridge striker.

Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham need to bolster their squad regardless of whether or not they finish fourth, and has not ruled out a swoop for Didier Drogba.

Spurs’ coffers have been boosted considerably since they qualified for the UEFA Champions League at the end of last season, but they are fighting to make it through to the next edition of Europe’s premier club competition.

There have been suggestions that chairman Daniel Levy may not be able to sanction big-money bids if Tottenham do not secure a top-four finish, but the manager maintains that it would be a backward step to have a quiet transfer window.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Drogba, whose future at Chelsea has been the subject of discussion since Fernando Torres’ arrival in January.

Redknapp admits he is an admirer of the Ivory Coast international and does not know whether something might happen in the summer, although he does not want to say too much at this point.

“Drogba is still a fantastic player, who knows,” he said. “It’s up to Chelsea what they do, he’s been a great player for them.

“He’s a fantastic centre-forward. Power, strength, he’s got everything and he scores goals as well.

“He plays for Chelsea and until they decide otherwise, you can’t speculate about his future.” (Sky Sports)

Clearly any manger would be interested in Didier Drogba, after all he was the Premier League’s top scorer last term and has recently raised his game and returned near to that form after replacing faltering Fernando Torres up front.

Carlo Ancelotti may well consider letting the 33 year old Ivory Coast man go as he looks to make long term plans but it seems far more likely that the former Marseille man would either return to France or perhaps move to La Liga where his former boss Jose Mourinho is apparently considering bringing the sharp shooter to Real Madrid.

Redknapp does however need to resolve his failing strike force having seen Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Robbie Keane all fail to inspire.



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