Redknapp would take Carlos Tevez

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has admitted that he would be happy to bring Carlos Tevez to White Hart Lane on a loan deal, should the opportunity arise in January.

The Argentina international’s time at the Etihad Stadium looks all but finished after he refused to come off the bench for Roberto Mancini’s team against Bayern Munich in the Champions League back in September.

With a January departure from the Premier League leaders looking likely, Redknapp has stated that despite the attacker’s off-the-field problems, he would love to have him in North London.

“I would take him if he were available for sure, warts and all. Who wouldn’t?” he told The Daily Mail.

“If Manchester City want to let me have him on loan and massively subsidise it, I’ll take him tomorrow.

“Say what you like, but he’s a world-class player and you can’t say he doesn’t work his socks off when he plays. When he gets on the field he’s a right handful.

“It’s all right people refusing to condone his behaviour but, to be honest, I’m only interested in what he does when he plays. And world-class players are in short supply,” he concluded.

The likelihood of Tevez moving to Spurs is low, as City look to sell their wantaway forward in the new year rather than send him out on loan.

By Gareth McKnight