We are fighting a losing battle against Manchester City's transfer bullies, says Harry Redknapp

05 May 2010 08:55
Harry Redknapp has exposed Manchester City's aggressive transfer tactics on the eve of Tottenham's duel against England's richest club for a place in the Champions League.[LNB]Redknapp believes City, with their Arab owners, are certain to win the Barclays Premier League within 'three or four years', and he revealed how they bullied Spurs out of a bid for Craig Bellamy in January last year. [LNB] Where do we go now? Redknapp says it is ust a matter of time before Man City buy the Premier League title[LNB]The Spurs manager said: 'We tried to sign Bellamy and, at the same time, we were after Wilson Palacios as well. [LNB]'Then they came and said: 'If you don't drop out of Bellamy, we'll sign Palacios and you won't get either of them'. We had no choice, really. [LNB] Some you win, some you lose: City gazumped Spurs to Bellamy's (right) signature, but Palacios joined Redknapp at White Hart Lane[LNB]'They can do it. They've got clout. They wanted Bellamy badly. We couldn't cope withthe money they offered Bellamy anyway. Ninety-nine per cent of players will go where the extra 20 grand is. It's natural, human nature.'[LNB] 'It is not war, but we can make history': Roberto Mancini plots bright future for Manchester City... with him at the helmViva Villa! Sportsmail tracks down the Spurs star who became a legend with THAT FA Cup goal against Manchester City ANDY TOWNSEND: Manchester City v Tottenham - the key clashes in the play-off for Champions League footballMANCHESTER CITY FC

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