I had a bet with a work collegue a few weeks ago, when reports were coming out Joe Cole had done a deal with Arsenal I said all along that he would join Spurs. My reasons were having watched Redknapp his whole managerial career I know how he loves a bargain and how well he knows Joe Cole, and when you put both of these together it stands to reason that Harry would put up a fight to sign Cole.
“You know he’s got lots of options, I think quite a few clubs want him,” said Redknapp.
“I had a great relationship with him as a kid; I signed him when he was 11 years of age.
“As I said before he lived for football, he was the best schoolboy footballer I have ever seen without a doubt.
“He has still got that enthusiasm I think, but whether there is a chance of getting him, I feel there is a chance.
“I don’t think it will be easy, but I think we have got as good a chance as anybody.”
I know Harry likes to play it down to the press, but i said weeks ago on here that I am so confident he will be a Spurs player I am prepared to get his name on the back of my shirt. Why would he want to work with Wenger and his foreign legion when he can work with Harry and play with his fellow England team mates who have probably spent the World Cup telling Cole to join us.
I would put a bet on it by this time next week Joe Cole is a Tottenham player.