Redknapp admits he would have loved to have bought the former Wolfsburg striker.
â€śThe extra striker might have made a difference but I couldnâ€™t really see us getting anyone,â€ť Redknapp admitted.
â€śEveryone is talking about the centre-forward at Man City [Edin Dzeko] but if heâ€™s as good as everyone says he is then he now looks stinking cheap, doesnâ€™t he? I spoke to Steve McClaren â€” he said heâ€™s fantastic.
â€śI spoke to Van Bommel the other night â€” he said heâ€™s different class. I saw Jens Lehmann and he said he was the best striker in Germany by miles. And suddenly ÂŁ27 million looks cheap, doesnâ€™t it, if heâ€™s that good? He and TĂ©vez are going to be a handful.â€ť
Spurs made their own inquiry about Dzeko but Redknapp said the playerâ€™s former club, Wolfsburg, wanted ÂŁ50 million.
â€śHe was too dear. And suddenly he looks cheap. Ronaldo doesnâ€™t look dear, at ÂŁ80 million, does he? So how much is Messi worth â€“ ÂŁ1 billion?â€ť