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Spurs boss Redknapp: Little fella Defoe will score goals for us

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is delighted with the return of Jermain Defoe from Portsmouth.

After their Carling Cup semifinal victory over Burnley, Redknapp said: "The little fella will score goals and give us all a lift.

"But he was for sale, I did not go and raid Portsmouth at all. They wanted to sell Jermain Defoe.

"I said I would not go back there and upset anyone, or try to take any players unless the club wanted to sell them - and Portsmouth wanted to sell Jermain, to us, to Manchester City or whoever was going to pay some decent money.

"It was a good deal for everyone. What a fantastic deal for Portsmouth in a year, the money they have earned out of him.

"They can have no complaints, they have sold Lassana Diarra for £20million, who I paid £5million for, and there are a few more they will make fortunes on, I am sure, because they have got some terrific players there.

"They even got £5million for me, and I am only worth about five bob, which is how silly it all was really."

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