Harry Redknapp admits financial struggles

Redknapp admits financial struggles
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Spurs boss Harry Redknapp admits that it could be tough to keep his best players if a large offer comes along.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has admitted that the club's relative lack of financial clout could cause them to lose their best players.

Spurs rebuffed a number of big-money offers from Chelsea for midfielder Luka Modric during the summer but Redknapp acknowledges the large part that money plays in the modern game.

"Players play for a club and they enjoy being there, but if someone comes along and offers them a contract that could blow their current one out of the water, then you've got a problem," Redknapp said.

"I'd be talking rubbish if I said people wanted to stay at Tottenham just because we're playing good football. I'd be dreaming. If you want to keep the best players, we have to find a way of doing a deal that's near to what they can earn elsewhere, otherwise it will be a problem.

"If you're a top player and someone wants to give you a fantastic contract, it's very hard to hang on to them."

Redknapp recently stated his desire to keep his current squad together in order to maintain his side's title challenge.

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