Harry - We are stronger now

Spurs boss happy with summer transfer dealings

Redknapp: Happy with squad

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Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is delighted with his summer transfer dealings, believing the squad is now in a stronger state.

"Sometimes I think that you can have too many players and it does nothing but give you problems."

Harry Redknapp.

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The Spurs boss brought in six players in the window, while letting seven leave White Hart Lane.

But he believes his squad is now in a better position to deal with the challenges ahead as his unbeaten side prepare to face Manchester United on Saturday in the first game after the international break.

Redknapp told the club's official website: "I never felt that we needed to make a lot of changes this summer because we already had a lot of quality within our squad.

"Sometimes I think that you can have too many players and it does nothing but give you problems. The squad is stronger, I think we have bought well and it is a well-balanced squad now in all parts of the field.

Even stronger

"We are looking to get some of our longer-term injured players back now like Michael Dawson, Gareth Bale, Jonathan Woodgate and Jermaine Jenas.

"They should all be coming back to fitness pretty soon and when they do return it will make the squad even stronger.

"We did make enquiries about one or two players and there were one or two deals that were put to us.

"In terms of the players we were interested in bringing to the club, the ones that we followed up our interest in, we ended up signing.

"We didn't miss out on anybody."


Meanwhile, Spurs are hopeful that one of their summer signings - Sebastien Bassong - will be fit for Saturday's clash, while fellow centre-back Ledley King is also confident of playing after recovering from a groin injury he suffered during the last-gasp win over Birmingham.

New signing Niko Kranjcar could also make his debut in the game after his deadline-day arrival from Portsmouth.

Redknapp added: "We went for Niko Kranjcar in the last couple of days of the window and we got him. It was always my intention to bring Niko in, regardless of the injury to Luka Modric. I know Niko from my time at Portsmouth.

"He is a great talent and a terrific lad. He was in the last year of his contract and I know there were other Premier League clubs trying to take him but I felt he was a terrific signing for us.

"He knows how to play and has got real good ability on the ball. He can play in several positions, he is a real top player in my opinion who is still young enough to improve further."