Spurs ready to spend on Hazard
Harry Redknapp has indicated that Tottenham are prepared to compete for the signature of coveted Lille playmaker Eden Hazard.
Last Updated: 17/03/12 10:50am
Harry Redknapp has indicated that Tottenham are prepared to compete with their big-spending rivals for the signature of coveted playmaker Eden Hazard.
Redknapp has made no secret of his admiration for the 21-year-old Belgian, who has emerged as one of European football's most exciting young talents with a succession of sparkling displays for Lille.
However, Hazard has also attracted the attention of numerous other clubs and Redknapp has previously admitted it could be difficult to beat off competition from the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City.
Redknapp is nevertheless confident that he will be given the funds by chairman Daniel Levy, who has promised to match his manager's ambition.
"Hazard is a talented player with great ability. He can do special things. He is on our list," said Redknapp of a player who is thought to be rated at £30million.
"I watched him last year about three times and I have watched him a couple of times this year.
"I wouldn't want to be saying he is the best player in the world because Man City or Chelsea might then decide they have to have him.
"United and one or two others are in for him but I think Daniel is ready to compete with them.
"If you want to be a top-four team you have got to do that. You have got to push on. The chairman is ambitious, we all are."