Redknapp riled by talk of Young love

24 October 2010 10:46
Harry Redknapp has laughed off any suggestion Tottenham may have tapped up Aston Villa's England international winger Ashley Young.[LNB] Friday saw Villa boss Gerrard Houllier refuse to rule out the possibility Young had been the subject of an illegal approach by a rival club following his U-turn over contract talks.[LNB]Spurs manager Redknapp is a confirmed admirer of Young, having tried to sign the 25-year-old on more than one occasion.[LNB]But he insists Tottenham have had no contact with player himself, even making light of such talk.[LNB]With tongue firmly in cheek, Redknapp said: "I'm tapping him up - I've been round his house a couple of times. We've done the deal; he's okay."[LNB]Adamant Tottenham had "never" made an illegal approach for Young, Redknapp also indicated his interest in the player is at an end.[LNB]"We've got Gareth Bale - what would I do with him (Young)?" he said.[LNB]"I can't get Niko Kranjcar on the pitch; he's a fantastic player.[LNB]"What am I going to do with another left winger, give myself another headache?[LNB]"I'm strong in those (wing) positions: I've got Aaron Lennon, got Gareth Bale, got Luka Modric who can play off the left. It's hard enough as it is."[LNB]Redknapp added of Croatia midfielder Kranjcar, who has not started for Spurs for almost seven months: "I feel sorry for Niko.[LNB]"He goes and gets three goals for his country in two games and I can't get him on the pitch."

Source: Team_Talk