"While I was waiting, Carl's mate came up to me and said, 'Don't sign him, sign me. I'm a much better player'. I signed Carl, ignored the other bloke. His mate was Ian Wright... "
Redknapp added: "Carl Richards was brilliant, Bournemouth won promotion and we sold him for £80,000 the following season to Birmingham. There are a million stories like that, but that's what I love about the transfer market."