Heard rumours of this in the summer and today again I read in the London paper that Harry Redknapp will attempt to bring back Michael Carrick to the Lane in January if he is unsuccessful with bids for Scott Parker or Pienaar.
As Harry looks to strengthen in January he has already identified a striker is needed but he also wants another decent midfielder. The likes of Parker and Pienaar are hard workers and will give a bit of steel. Harry will also bid for Diarra of Real Madrid and who he previously managed during his spell at Portsmouth.
Carrick was brought through the ranks by Harry at West Ham and then had a good spell at Tottenham before moving to Manchester United in 2006. Harry has always had a soft spot for the kids he brought through at West Ham and was hurt when he missed out at the chance to be reunited with Joe Cole in the summer.
Bit pointless if you ask me, we don’t need Carrick anymore, Modric does his job but only a lot better. Still a good player but Huddlestone is better also, so Carrick would only end up on the bench for us in which case he might as well stay at United and warm their bench instead.