England were dumped out of the Euros by Italy last night.
Redknapp told The Sun: "He's the type of player I'm talking about who doesn't rely on strength or speed - he's a genuine footballer.
"I am reminded of when Clarence Seedorf came to Tottenham a couple of years ago with AC Milan in the Champions League.
"He was then 35 or 36 years old and we won and went through but boy did he play well, did he have a magnificent football brain which is ageless.
"When players like Luka Modric, Eyal Berkovic and the like are on form they are match changers. It's been a problem for us for the last 30 years - it's why we haven't won anything."