Stunning relevation from former Spurs manager.
Harry Redknapp has revealed how he came close to signing Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois during his time in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, according to talkSPORT.
Redknapp is well known for his work in the transfer market, and it looks like he nearly pulled off a superb double deal for the Belgians earlier in their careers, before Chelsea came along and snapped them up instead.
“I was with Hazard in Paris, four hours I spent with him. He wanted to come to Tottenham, but the deal dragged on and didn’t happen,” Redknapp said.
“The goalkeeper, Courtois, we had him for next to nothing when he was 17 and that was another deal that dragged on forever and we didn’t get it over the line. He should have been at Tottenham.
“If we had of bought one or two players in at that time that we could have got, I felt we would have had a team capable of winning the league.”