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Redknapp: Liverpool midfielder Cole must accept pay-cut for Spurs move

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says Joe Cole would have to accept a massive pay-cut to get a move from Liverpool.

The 29-year-old former England man's massive £90,000-a-week wages are a huge stumbling block.

Redknapp said: "Would he have to put football ahead of wages? Oh yeah. But I like Joe.

"I wouldn't say to you that I wouldn't sign him, because I'd be lying. I'd love the chance to work with him again, because I think he's a talent and a great lad.

"He's a smashing boy who gives everything every time he plays.

"I just think if I could get him at it again and get him playing he could still do it.

"I signed him when he was 11 at West Ham. I watched him grow up. He was the best young footballer I've ever seen.

"I've never seen anyone who could come anywhere near him.

"Could I get him back to where he was? I think so, yeah."

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