Harry Redknapp rules out swoop for Carlos Tévez

Spurs boss says Londoners would not be able to afford him and criticised his behavior against Bayern Munich

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Redknapp said Tévez's apparent refusal to play was "beyond belief" PA Photos

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out a move for Manchester City striker Carlos Tévez.

The Spurs boss says the Londoners would not be able to afford to buy the Argentina international, who has sparked controversy after apparently refusing to play for City during their clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

“We couldn’t afford him, no chance,” said Redknapp of Tévez, who later issued a statement denying he had refused to play. “He is a great player, but I can’t condone what happened yesterday. It was unbelievable.

“I felt sorry for Roberto Mancini to be put in that situation. It wasn’t fair. It wasn’t right.

“It wasn’t right for Man City and was not right for football. I can’t believe it. It shouldn’t happen and can’t happen.

“When you look at that, you wonder what Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison would have thought of it and all the great Man City people.

“To see a player do that, refuse to come on and play in a Champions League game is beyond belief.”

The Spurs manager added: “I don’t know what you can do now, he holds all the aces.

“He gets his wages every week and eventually, if you want to give him away, someone will give him a fortune because it’s cheap. There is no doubting he is a great player. It’s a problem that only Man City can deal with now.”

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