Spurs boss hails Gary Cahill

Bolton Wanderers central defender Gary Cahill has won high praise from Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp following the weekend 2-2 draw between the two teams.

Cahill, who missed out on a place in the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine and Belarus, impressed Redknapp, who had been keen to sign the stopper in the summer.

“He is a terrific centre-half, a potential England centre-half,” Redknapp said.

“He had a buy-out clause, but he has signed a new contract so that’s an end to that – whatever he was worth then, he will cost a lot more now.

“He is a proper centre-half.

“What I like about him is that he’s game. He wants it. He can head it, he’s strong, he has a great attitude and he wants to win.

“I have always liked him, always thought he was a good player.”

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