Harry Redknapp: Why Chelsea FC beat Tottenham to Christian Pulisic signing
The former Tottenham manager believes Spurs couldn't afford new Chelsea FC signing Christian Pulisic
Harry Redknapp has claimed that Chelsea FC signing Christian Pulisic proved too expensive for Tottenham Hotspur.
The United States international completed a £58m move to top-four challengers Chelsea FC from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window.
Pulisic has been loaned back to the German club for the remainder of the Bundesliga campaign before the 20-year-old completes a permanent move to Chelsea FC in the summer.
The American playmaker has long been linked with a move to the Premier League since establishing himself as a key member of the Borussia Dortmund team over the past two-and-a-half seasons.
Pulisic was previously linked with a move to Liverpool FC and Tottenham, but Chelsea FC won the race to sign the attacking midfielder to bolster Maurizio Sarri’s attacking options.
Speaking to talkSPORT about Pulisic’s move to Chelsea FC last week, former Tottenham manager Redknapp said when asked if he expects Spurs to make any signings this month:
“I’ve got a feeling, I don’t think they will [sign anyone].
“I heard they were interested in the boy who went to Chelsea [Pulisic]. He was on their radar but was too expensive.
“I think they will stick with what they’ve got.”
Tottenham are in third place in the Premier League table and six points adrift of leaders Liverpool FC after a 3-0 win at Cardiff City last week.
Redknapp added that Spurs’ challenge for the remainder of the season is to secure a top-four spot and a trophy this season.
Redknapp added: “It’s all become about the top four now.
“No disrespect – we see the cup competitions, with the FA Cup teams get to the quarters and put half a reserve team out.
“I think it would be nice to see Tottenham win a trophy. They should go for it.
“Chelsea next week – that’s a big game. Go to a final, go win a trophy.”
Chelsea FC will take on Spurs in the League Cup semi-final on Tuesday night, with the first leg taking place at Wembley.