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Redknapp: I met with Hazard for hour about Spurs move

Harry Redknapp has again spoken of how close Tottenham came to signing former Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid last summer, however Redknapp revealed the Belgian could've joined Spurs while still playing in France with Lille.

The former Tottenham manager told Sky Sports: “I met Eden Hazard in Paris, we had an hour chat.

“I loved him as a footballer, what a genius. He was up for coming to Tottenham."

Redknapp expressed his regret that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was unable to get the deal done.

He said: “Unfortunately, for whatever reason, I wasn't involved in transfer deals.

“All I'd do if I see a player, I'd tell Daniel and they do the deals. But it never got that far, they couldn't agree a fee so they didn't get him."

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