TOTTENHAM boss Harry Redknapp has had a good old rant over the wage demands of players this summer.
Clearly frustrated at not being able to compete with the big hitters financially, he said: “We were interested in Sergio Agüero but he wanted £250,000 a week in wages. We were only £220,000 short.
“You’re looking to be a top‑four team and it’s difficult – we can’t pay the wages that those clubs pay basically.
“I think the wages have gone crazy. That is the problem. It’s gone beyond all belief in the last little spell.
“We’re well set up for financial fair play but it doesn’t help when you look at what you’re up against. It’s like when you’re a kid and they give you the most improved player of the year award – you’re useless.”
Somewhere at Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground, the Most Improved Player Of The Year 2010/2011 is weeping.