Redknapp is sympathetic to Pienaar’s personal frustration, but warned that sympathy is unlikely to stretch to unfavourable business for Spurs.
“Steven Pienaar is a good player,” he said. “I would think in all honestly he’s going to want to stay at Everton. He seems to have produced his best form there.
“He’s a good player, a very, very good player. It’s just I had Gareth Bale playing on the left-hand side and you can’t dislodge Gareth Bale. He’s one of the best left-sided players in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. If he’s going to want to stay at Everton and Everton want him, then obviously the deal is going to have to be right for Tottenham.”